Farriers have a lot of tools in their proverbial toolboxes that help them be as versatile as possible in their hoof-care work. Yet, there’s one tool that’s available to every farrier that’s under-utilized — glue-on shoes.
Information is important, but as Albert Einstein once said, it’s not knowledge.
“The only source of knowledge is experience,” said the famed theoretical physicist. “You need experience to gain wisdom.”
Understanding how quarter cracks occur is critical to managing the injury, not to mention keeping the horse going.
Wellington, Fla., farrier Curtis Burns classifies quarter cracks into three categories — concussion, rotational and blunt trauma.
It seems today that many horseshoers found farriery after having careers in non-equine fields. The influence of that previous life emerges in their everyday work. A horseshoer who served in the military often is very disciplined in showing up to footcare appointments on time. Farriers with a background in accounting tend to closely mind the dollars and cents going in and out of their practice. You get the point.
A client has obtained a rescue horse, which I trimmed about 10 weeks ago. At that time, the frog was gone from three hooves. I didn’t think anything about it since most horses were shedding frogs at that time.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hosting an Equine Foot and Hoof-Care Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the R.B. Warren Arena (East Campus), 3940 Fair St., Lincoln, Neb. The clinicians are Dr. Scott Fleming and Sam Zalesky, CJF, both of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
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