The University of Kentucky (UK) will be renovating existing space to create a new equine surfaces and safety laboratory with the help of a $100,000 donation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Assn. (NTRA) Charities. Director of UK Ag Equine Programs Mick Peterson will be overseeing the project.
Racehorses in training are asked to run at varying speeds on racetrack surfaces as they gain muscle strength and body condition. Bones, joints, and soft tissue structures in the horses’ legs absorb shock each time a hoof hits the ground, and these repeated concussions can cause injuries over time.
The High Plains Farrier Association will conduct a horseshoeing demonstration and roundtable discussions Jan. 31, 2023, at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D. Jake Stonefield, CJF; Allan Voeller, CJF, APF-I; Amanda Marohl; and Mark Jakopak will be among the farriers conducting demonstrations.
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