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Protecting The Barefoot Horse’s Feet

Two studies from Western Kentucky University explore how hoof boots help barefoot horses
Although some would argue that going barefoot is more natural for the horse in the long run, the fact remains that barefoot horses still face many of the same health concerns that shod horses do — and perhaps are at greater risk for developing complications from walking on man-made or rough terrains. Yet when a client insists that their horse is better off barefoot, what can a farrier do?
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Online Extras: November 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Video demonstrating how to maximize rig space and propane capacity
  • Stretching exercises that will keep you in business
  • Undesirable clients and how to fire them
  • Barefoot vs. shod?
  • Tool tip videos with Roy Bloom
  • Video of Curtis Burns demonstrating a crack

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Reprinted with permission from Equine Veterinary Education (EVE). Original published in Equine Veterinary Education Vol 28 June 2016.

Various Aspects Of Barefoot Methodology Relevant To Farriery

This thorough review will help you analyze and plan for transitioning a horse from shod to barefoot
The structures of the equine foot have the unique ability to adapt, change shape and restore. There are multiple benefits in shod vs. barefoot or in allowing the horse to be without shoes for a given time period to improve the palmar section of the foot.
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Meteorologists are predicting a return of well below normal temperatures. How do you protect yourself and continue working during periods like this?
Meteorologists are predicting a return of well below normal temperatures. How do you protect yourself and continue working during periods like this?
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