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Alternatives to Traditional Shoes

Having proved themselves much more than a fad years ago, non-metal shoes have become essential tools for many farriers in helping horses
Non-metal horseshoes, in their most rudimentary form, date back to the ancients with a grass sandal protecting the hoof. In the modern era, as technology advanced, farriers gained a variety of options made from synthetic materials.
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Ringbone Remedies

I have a mare that was recently diagnosed with ringbone in her off side front. The vet said there is nothing I can do, so I am looking for help. I trim and shoe my own horses and have for 20 years, but have limited therapeutic experience.
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Getting A Better Fit

Farriers share their tips and insight on how they shape and modify keg shoes for their work
Thanks to mass production, keg shoes have made life easier for farriers. You can find a manufactured shoe in nearly every necessary size and model.
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Diane Greene

Built to Work -- And to Last

Farrier Diane Greene wanted a rig that would keep her on the job and out of repair shops. After a shaky start, she's on the road again

Diane Greene shoes from a rig she loves: a 2006 Duramax Chevy diesel equipped to cope with an extra-heavy load and fit with a custom-made shoeing box. “I’m out driving 6 days a week, and I wanted something I could depend on,” she says.

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Practical Rig Tips

Some Assembly Required

Putting together a smooth-working shoeing rig is easy — once you’ve learned the hard way. So we asked farriers to share their rig problems and the solutions they found to them
Too much gear or not enough. Badly organized equipment. Low roofs and leaky roofs. Underpowered engines or poor fuel economy.
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Pulled shoes, using side clips on front shoes
Q: I need some advice with a shoeing problem. I hot shoe all my horses, as I have found this cuts down heaps on lost shoes. I have one horse, however, that constantly loses his front shoes. The shoes usually hold for the first 3 to 4 weeks, then they almost always fall off. This happens only on this particular horse that most often is ridden on rocky trails.
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