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Hoof Beats

Conformational Corrections in Foals

Hoof-care professionals and horse owners can resolve early developmental issues through team approach
With foaling season once again upon us it is a good idea to revisit strategies for conformational corrections. The first important aspect is regular farrier visits and daily farm inspections.
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Steve Stanley
Shoeing for a Living

From Foal Barns to the Red Mile

Shifting the focus of his practice just a bit made shoeing more enjoyable for this Kentucky farrier
A few years ago, Steve Stanley did virtually all of his hoof-care work at racetracks. It was work he loved — and still loves — but he decided adding a little variety to his shoeing practice might be a good thing.
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Simon Curtis

The Right Step For Caring For Foals Tender Feet

Hall-Of-Fame shoer says starting early, frequent and careful examinations are keys to proper footcare for young horses

Hoof care for foals is really a matter of getting things started on the right foot, according to Simon Curtis, the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Famer from Newmarket, England.

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Baby Steps

Don’t think because they’re young they don’t need attention: These farriers and equine vets say the early days are the most important when it comes to foot health
Believe it or not, there are some people in this world who think that a horse's foot health doesn't need attention until it needs shoes. Whatever your philosophy on the subject, these three footcare professionals would beg to differ.
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