Trimming

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What is Mediolateral Balance in Farriery?

Scientific research offers insights in the context of everyday hoof care and shoeing

Mediolateral balance is a widely and sometimes misleading term used by equine professionals, in particular farriers and veterinarians. This article aims to clarify terms related to “mediolateral balance” and to give an overview of current research findings regarding trimming and shoeing.


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An Appropriate Trim is Critical for Low-Angled Hooves

If you work with a veterinary practice, you may find cases in which the veterinarian wishes for higher hoof angles for the horses. When collaborating, the team may deal with caudal heel pain, navicular syndrome on a low-heeled horse or an injury to the deep digital flexor tendon, so raising the hoof angle can become an absolute necessity.
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Wisconsin Equine Clinic

Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker discusses everyday performance horse shoeing during a hoof-care clinic at Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis.

2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

Take a sneak peek into a sampling of what 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees experienced at our 13th annual event.

EVENTS

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Crossroads Farrier Supply Clinic

4/8/19
Crossroads Farrier Supply
67 Rollins Ln
Louisa, VA
United States
Contact: Anita Leckie
Crossroads Farrier Supply is hosting a clinic in Louisa. Read More

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Indiana Farriers' Association Fall Clinic

11/1/19
Janssen Veterinary Clinic
2420 W. 236 St.
Sheridan, IN
United States
Contact: Mark O'Brien
The Indiana Farriers' Association will conduct its fall clinic Nov. 1, 2019, at Janssen Veterinary Clinic in Sheridan, Ind. Billy Crothers will be the clinician. Read More

Live

Rock ’n’ Roll — A discussion of Breakover in Sport Horses

12/13/19
Synergy Farm & Forge
8745 McCaffrey Trail
Canada
Synergy Farm & Forge will host Rock ’n’ Roll — A discussion of Breakover in Sport Horses. The clinician is Brian Mullins. Read More

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Clinic day for farriers and veterinarians

2/15/20
University of Montreal
3200 rue Sicotte Saint-Hyacinthe
Canada
The faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal will host a clinic day for farriers at veterinaries. The clinician is Dr. Steve O'Grady. Read More

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Wyoming Professional Farriers Assn. Clinic

7/18/20
Troy Ehrmantraut's Shop
Sheridan, WY
United States
Contact: Troy Erhmantraut
The Wyoming Professional Farriers Assn., will host a clinic July 18, 2020, at Troy Erhmantraut's shop in Sheridan, Wyo. The clinician is Jim Quick. Read More

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Missouri Association of Professional Farriers Clinic

8/22/20
Mike Norris' barn
28415 S. Famuliner Rd.
Garden City, MO
United States
The Missouri Association of Professional Farriers is hosting a shoeing and dissection clinic at 9 a.m. CST on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Garden City, Mo. Cody Gregory will be the clinician. Read More

G.E. Forge & Tool Clinic

11/7/20
Well-Shod
305 N. Arthur
Amarillo, TX
United States
Well-Shod is hosting a G.E. Forge & Tool clinic at its supply shop in Amarillo, Texas. Chris and Cody Gregory are the clinicians. Read More

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Orrville Veterinary Clinic Equine Educational Seminar

8/21/21
Orrville Veterinary Clinic
1665 N Main St.
Orrville, OH
United States
Orrville Veterinary Clinic is hosting an equine educational seminar Aug. 21, 2021. The clinician is Esco Buff. Read More

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