Items Tagged with 'Jerry Trapani'



Hoof-Care E-Mail Q&A

Where do you like to drive a nail and why? What area of the hoof wall do you try to avoid?
Where do you like to drive a nail and why? What area of the hoof wall do you try to avoid?
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Hoof-Care Email Q&A

What kind of hoof coatings, if any, do you use and what benefits do you think they provide?
I use Hoof Heal by Cut Heal. I started experimenting on harness horses because they have hard, strong feet that need to be pliable for the hard surface they race on.
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Hoof Care for the Force

Long-time farrier with the NYPD says lessons learned on the job apply to many types of horses and disciplines
Shoeing horses for the New York City Police Department’s mounted units was an eye-opening experience for East Islip, N.Y., farrier Jerry Trapani.
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Alternatives to Traditional Shoes

Having proved themselves much more than a fad years ago, non-metal shoes have become essential tools for many farriers in helping horses
Non-metal horseshoes, in their most rudimentary form, date back to the ancients with a grass sandal protecting the hoof. In the modern era, as technology advanced, farriers gained a variety of options made from synthetic materials.
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More Shoers Share Their Thoughts on Signposts in the Hoof

Responses keep coming in on survey of landmarks farriers use to guide them in their hoof trimming
Last issue, we shared some of the responses we received to an e-mail we sent out asking our readers to let us know what landmarks they use to guide their trimming. Responses continue coming in and we thought we’d share some more of them with you.
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Hoof-Packing Tips and Advice

Expert panelists share suggestions for using a wide range of products.
The first thing to do when you pack a hoof isn't to decide what you're going to pack it with - it's to give some thought about why you're planning on packing it at all.
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