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Environmental Factors: How Weather and Temperature Affect Hoof Health

Seasonal weather changes have a major effect on a horse’s hoof health. Depending on the time of year, horses’ hooves change and may require extra attention and treatment. Neglecting environmental factors can lead to sole deterioration or other harmful consequences. When it comes to a horse’s environment, there are two main seasonal factors that impact hoof health: temperature and moisture.
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2018 Farriers Week: Farriers Spotlight

Welcome to the 20th annual Farriers Week Farriers Spotlight!
In honor of the 20th annual Farriers Week celebration (July 8-14, 2018), we collected these tributes from members of the equine community to recognize all of the hard work and dedication farriers put forth to keep our horses sound.
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In Conversation With Arnie Gervasio

Tips, Stories And More From A Seasoned Farrier
Arnie Gervasio has been shoeing horses since the 1960s. Over those years, he has seen trends come and go, has worked in multiple disciplines and has built a successful multi-farrier practice. Learn more about his experiences by reading this transcript of "An Interview With Arnie Gervasio."
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An Unsung Hero Of Roosevelt Raceway

Santoro relied on his ingenuity and his ability to see things that others did not at Roosevelt Raceway. He experimented with developing patches for the horses that had problems such as a quarter crack. As Santoro still says today, "A horse in the barn does not make money."
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Marketing Yourself Pays Off

When Rosevine, Texas, farrier Ralph Hampton meets someone for the first time, you can bet the topic will eventually turn to horses. Hampton admits that some of his colleagues don’t like, nor understand why he’s adamant about marketing his hoof-care practice.
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Hoof Beats: Point Of View

Foal conformation can change depending on one’s perspective
Extreme weather like we have been seeing this summer can affect the horse's hooves mightily. Obviously, the most affected horses are those who are out in it more.
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2017 National Farriers Week: Farriers Spotlight

Welcome to the 6th annual National Farriers Week Farriers Spotlight!

In honor of the 19th annual National Farriers Week celebration (July 9-15, 2017), we collected these tributes from members of the equine community to recognize all of the hard work and dedication farriers put forth to keep our horses sound.


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