Trimming

Learn valuable how-to tips, advice and techniques from farriers around the world on how they trim their clients’ horses.

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Chalklines Help Determine Trim

See how the Golden ratio helps farrier Steve Kraus of Cornell University teach students how to develop their eye for trimming
How do you assess the horse before you trim it? How are you evaluating your work while with the horse? Are you spending time with each horse to do this? There are many different ways to assess the horse and check our work with it. The key is to dedicate the time to do this and to have a standard.
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Shoeing For A Living

Don’t Limit Your Hoof-Care Options

Hall Of Fame farrier Danvers Child wants as many tools at his disposal as possible to benefit the horse.
There never can be too many tools in a farrier’s shoeing box. After all, the immeasurable quantity of variables involved in equine hoof care is staggering. Why limit yourself?
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How To Identify And Treat Thrush

This article provides an overview of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of thrush
Thrush is a degenerative condition of the central and lateral sulci of the frog generally caused by a bacterial infection. The disease begins when bacteria penetrate the outer horn or epidermis of the frog and is characterized by deterioration of the frog and the presence of black necrotic exudate with a foul odor.
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Farrier Strives To Learn More By Hitting The Road

A 7-month journey provides answers and more importantly, improved knowledge and skill
Virginia farrier Paul Papdatos embarked on a 7-month journey to ride along with almost 2-dozen colleagues in order to learn and improve his skills and education. Find out what he learned and how you can apply it to your practice in the November 2018 issue of American Farriers Journal.
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Farrier Game Plan for Beating White Line Disease And Thrush

The first line of defense against hoof disease is usually the farrier. Although horse owners may want their farrier to quickly eliminate a suspected hoof infection in one treatment as part of the routine trimming and shoeing, it is important to provide sound advice in the form of a game plan. The reality is that deeply rooted infections like white line disease and chronic thrush are nearly impossible to kill with one application of a strong topical agent.
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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.

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