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Horse Foot Balance is Verified

Scientific research easily defines and proves hoof balance is understood

Recently it has become popular for some farrier and veterinary clinicians to speak of horse foot balance as “not easily definable,” “not well understood,” and even “controversial.” They apparently are unaware of the vast body of published empirical evidence and scientific research verifying the principles of balance. Or, they have chosen to ignore such and have a favorite shoe or technique they desire to sell that is based upon an unsubstantiated idea.


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Remembering George Platt

Colleagues celebrate the Hall Of Fame veterinarian as a compassionate visionary, giving educator and all-around horseman
We started out around the same time together. He was a good friend and a good veterinarian. He was a pioneer in the field, too.
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Measuring Feet For Handmades

This skill is vital, not only for earning certification but for better shoeing
Measuring feet for handmade shoes is a complicated and controversial subject. As is so often true in this industry, any way you get a well-fit shoe on a horse’s hoof is the right way.
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