Disciplines & Breeds

Explore the various methods, protocols, advice, tips and strategies to tend to the footcare of the various breeds and disciplines.

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What Does A Barrel Horse Need To Succeed?

Appropriate hoof care will help provide the confidence a barrel horse needs
Every barrel-racing client has a singular personality. Each one will want something different from a farrier, and often what is valued most will vary from horse to horse. Lindsay HaroldBouquillon is the kind of client whom farriers wish they had more of in their shoeing book. The Oxford, Conn., barrel racer is a horsewoman who has been riding most of her life.
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Colorado Farrier Embraces Learning Opportunities To Benefit Horses

Steve Foxworth incorporates a mindset of learning and growth in his life and hoof-care practice
Failure is not an option, or so we’ve been told. If you ask Steve Foxworth, though, failure not only is an option, it’s embraced. You see, there are more learning opportunities in failure than there are in success.
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[Podcast] A Conversation With Dr. Renate Weller

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by American Equus, Editor Jeremy McGovern is joined by Royal Veterinary College researcher Dr. Renate Weller to discuss improving evidence based farriery.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by American Equus, Editor Jeremy McGovern is joined by Royal Veterinary College researcher Dr. Renate Weller to discuss improving evidence-based farriery.
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Research Journal: July/August 2018

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Genetics Of Osteochondrosis It is widely agreed that osteochondrosis (OC) is a multifactorial problem with nutrition, environment and genetics all playing a role in its development. This retrospective cross-sectional survey was conducted to evaluate the genetic component of OC and estimate its heritability in a population of Australian Thoroughbreds.
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Genetic Condition Triggers Hoof Problems

The Connemara Pony may present Hoof Wall Separation Disease, which can be avoided through breeding and managed through proper farriery
The Connemara Pony is an athletic, versatile equine with a kind and willing temperament. The breed is elegant, hardy and intelligent. A good example should show great agility and superb jumping scope. These attributes have made it one of the most popular United Kingdom native breeds.
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Help Your Backyard Horse Practice Thrive With These Business Tips

Farriers share their insights on establishing a successful clientele
Backyard horses comprise a significant portion of some farriers’ businesses and can be a very successful and profitable part if handled correctly. Prince Frederick, Md., farrier Patrick Quinn didn’t aspire to provide hoof care for backyard horses, but this is often the bread and butter of a farrier’s operation.
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What Eventing Riders Want Farriers To Know

Educating clients about mechanics of the distal limb and appropriate hoof care is critical to a successful relationship
Every farrier’s dream client is likely a lot like eventing competitor Savannah “Woodge” Fulton. As the daughter of farrier Steven Fulton, the 23-year-old rider experienced firsthand the relationship between farriers and clients when she was growing up.
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Waging The Battle Against Distortion

After 30 years as a farrier, Pennsylvania shoer Doug Neilson finds his everyday work has evolved by becoming more straight-forward in his approach
Doug Neilson never set out to be an eventing farrier. He rode show hunters when growing up on Long Island, N.Y. After meeting his wife Ann in college, they married and lived in Delaware, where she came from.
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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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