Items Tagged with 'Ron Riegel'


When It Comes To Balance, Start With The Coffin Joint

With performance horses under more pressure than in the past, proper balance is more critical than ever
The footcare topic most often requested by American Farriers Journal readers is balance. Yet it’s one of the more difficult subjects to get hoof-care professionals to write about because it is so complicated and there are so many different opinions.
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My 20 Summit "Hey" Moments

The seventh installment of the International Hoof-Care Summit provided many sessions that resonated with this Hall Of Famer
Have you ever picking up a plate at an upscale dinner buffet and perused the offerings when you are very hungry? Your first impulse is to try to devour everything before you because it all looks so good. After you realize that is impossible, you have to make some difficult decisions on what to load on your plate.
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International Hoof Care Summit

Unconventional Education

Some of the most valuable learning experiences at the International Hoof-Care Summit are found outside the lecture halls
With the opportunity to attend eight general sessions, 17 classrooms and 24 how-to clinics, the International Hoof-Care Summit has plenty of structured learning sessions.
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Product Knowledge

Hoof-Packing Tips and Advice

Expert panelists share suggestions for using a wide range of products.
The first thing to do when you pack a hoof isn't to decide what you're going to pack it with - it's to give some thought about why you're planning on packing it at all.
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The Summit's 'Hey' Moments

Hall Of Fame farrier lists some of the ideas he picked up at the year’s event

The old cliché about the basic qualifications for a farrier being a strong back and a weak mind certainly took a beating from the presenters at the fifth annual International Hoof-Care Summit. A high degree of expertise and sophisticated thinking was evident and in abundance.

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There's No One Way to Pack a Hoof

Many products and materials can be used for this job, so it makes sense for farriers to learn what’s best for which purpose

Packing a hoof is something farriers do regularly — perhaps too regularly, according to some people who provide hoof packing.

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