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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Hoof Beats

Managing Hoof Distortion in Performance Horses

Trim with the medial toe of the hind foot in mind and support the cannon
The balance and levelness of the hind hoof has been a key component of “clean” gaited horses for more than 100 years. Having read books written that long ago, I realized that they had many of the same issues back then that we still deal with today.
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Farrier Tips

Remember, it's Not the Horse’s Idea

Three decades ago, Hall of Fame farrier Dave Duckett offered Jim Quick some sage advice. “He told me, ‘When you walk up to a horse with an idea in your mind, remember that it’s your idea, not the horse’s,’” recalls the Niwot, Colo., farrier. “Looking back, I think I wrecked horses’ feet for years, and I don’t like it.”
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Farrier Q&A

What horses do you typically provide hoof-care for and what percentage has high-low hooves? How do you manage high-low on these horses?

I provide hoof care to Thoroughbreds, hacks, show jumper, dressage and 3-day eventer horses. About 12% had high-low hooves — here in Australia we call it “grass hoof.” It’s caused by the horse continually only putting one foot forward to feed.
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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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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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