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Club Foot or Upright Foot? It’s All About the Angles

Proper diagnosis is important to determine a maintenance plan
It’s not uncommon to observe minor asymmetries in any horse’s feet. But when there is a significant difference between a pair of hooves, typically the front, the unevenness may be attributable to club foot. Club feet are estimated to be present in 5% to 20% of the equine population.
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Matching The Shoe To The Job

Experienced farriers say the choice should be based on a number of factors, many of which have nothing to do with the shoe itself
There is no shortage of horseshoes, in size, style or material. It will take no more than a few minutes inside a well-stocked supply store to convince anyone of that. Jeff Ridley, a farrier from Leighton, Iowa, recently was struck by that fact during a clinic at Anvil Brand’s headquarters in Lexington, Ill. The clinician was Shayne Carter of West Mountain, Utah.
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Farriers Sweat The Small Stuff To Keep Performance Horses Competing

Sore feet, abscesses occur regardless of discipline and require quick and effective hoof care
Performance horses, by the very nature of the work they are asked to do, are more prone to injuries than horses that are being used primarily for recreational riding. There are a number of studies that offer evidence that certain injuries are more likely to occur with certain disciplines, but an informal survey of several experienced farriers indicates that across disciplines, more common injuries such as sore feet and abscesses are the culprits that farriers most often have to deal with.
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Understanding And Managing Quarter Cracks

California farriers offer their advice to achieve positive outcomes

Tim Shannon has some succinct advice for farriers who deal with quarter cracks. “I’d suggest whoever wants to get into it to find somebody who knows a lot about [handling quarter cracks] to walk you through it,” advises the San Moreno, Calif., farrier. “There is a lot to crack repair.”

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Online Extras: March 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Valuable advice for dealing with payment issues gleaned from two horse owner and farrier surveys
  • Video of farrier Tim Shannon showing his one-heat modification for heel extension
  • Marc Jerram's university dissertation: An Assessment of Static and Dynamic Asymmetry in 10 Unbroken Horses
  • Influential articles from the late Bruce Daniels
  • Two studies focusing on moisture in the equine foot
  • 2015 International Horseing Hall Of Fame & International Equine Veterinarian Hall Of Fame inductee videos

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Should Farriers Give Clients Tack Advice?

Some provide insight, some decline, but most recommend experts
Some horse owners might have a slew of equine professionals at their fingertips - trainers, instructors, veterinarians, nutritionists and fitters. Yet, others are on their own and trust one of the equine professionals they interact with - their farrier.
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Sweet River Equine Clinic

Sweet River Equine Clinic
200 Weyer Road
Modesto, CA
United States
Contact: Dan Sweet DVM
Sweet River Equine Clinic is hosting a clinic in Modesto, Calif. Read More

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