Items Tagged with 'navicular horses'


Dealing with the Unruly Horse

Even with sedatives, don’t start working on a difficult horse until the odds are in your favor
One of the toughest aspects of being a farrier is dealing with the occasional difficult and unruly horse. Not only can it make trimming and shoeing difficult, but it can result in liability nightmares when things turn bad.
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Farrier-Veterinarian Forum Bridges Communication Gap

The chance to talk directly to one another pay off in understanding

In 2002, a veterinarian friend stopped in the shop where I was working as the resident farrier for a large equine medical center. She had a simple question: “How do I get farriers to take the time to communicate?”

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The Right Shoe For Navicular Horses

A guide to shoeing options that will keep these animals sound
Walter Koepisch has seen his fair share of navicular horses. With over 50 years of shoeing experience, the farrier and manufacturer of the Aluma Flight shoe, who operates DutchTown Forge in Belle Mead, N.J., is often called on for advice, tapping into his vast wealth of experience.
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The Right Shoe

When You Want To Stabilize Just Part Of A Foot

With cutouts, and aluminum stabilizer leaves enough metal to protect the frog and heel area
Applied between the foot and the horseshoe, a stabilizer that is made from high-grade aluminum provides extra protection to parts of the hoof.
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