Items Tagged with 'Traction Devices'


Tips From the Racetrack

Veteran Thoroughbred farrier shares challenges and solutions
Steve Norman, a farrier from Georgetown, Ky., describes some of the problems he sees as a racetrack shoer, as well as how he deals with them.
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Farrier explains how the horses who carry New York's Tallest are kept safe and sound and shares what he's learned about traction
The New York City Police Department has 100 horses to patrol the city's five boroughs.
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Stable Footing

Using traction devices such as screw-in studs or drive-in calks offer much-needed grip and protection, but farriers say use only when absolutely needed
Providing your client's horses with proper traction is critical toward keeping the horse safe, ensuring healthy feet, preventing injury and getting the optimum performance out of shoes.
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