Items Tagged with 'Steve Eastman'

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Farriers' Roundtable

Q: How serious is sole bruising? How can I best determine its cause and if there might be an underlying condition that might require a veterinarian's assistance?
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Farriers' Roundtable

How do you deal with a horse that has a quarter crack, but you can’t patch it because of its environment or cost?
Q: How do you deal with a horse that has a quarter crack, but you can’t patch it because of its environment or cost?
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Farrier Roundtable

How do you handle it when clients pressure you to address a hoof-care issue based on erroneous information gleaned from unreliable online sources?
Q. How do you handle it when clients pressure you to address a hoof-care issue based on erroneous information gleaned from unreliable online sources?
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Hoof-Care E-Mail Q&A

Where do you like to drive a nail and why? What area of the hoof wall do you try to avoid?
Where do you like to drive a nail and why? What area of the hoof wall do you try to avoid?
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Farriers' Roundtable

Experience! After seeing thousands of horses over the last 42 years, I use a straight bar for horses that have a sheared heel, an overreaching or forging problem.
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Briefings

"If a shoe is lost and the client is willing to wait for me to fix the problem at my convenience, I usually don't charge extra when they have the shoe," says Michael Chisham. "If they don't have the shoe, I try to use an old shoe that will do the job and charge $10. I leave old shoes at the barns so clients have them in case of an emergency."
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No Easy Fuel Choice for Shoeing Rigs

Whether it’s diesel, gas, propane or waste vegetable oil, there’s no consensus among horseshoers as to the best fuel for their trucks
With diesel now costing more than gas, many farriers are convinced that a gas-powered rig is the best way to go. Yet there are still some distinct advantages for driving a diesel-powered truck.
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