Disciplines & Breeds

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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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Strategies for Keeping Hunters and Jumpers Working

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In this FREE 50-page guide, “Strategies for Keeping Hunters and Jumpers Working,” the American Farriers Journal pinpoints valuable, time-tested practices to help you improve your work with horses specializing in hunter and jumper competitions.
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[Video] Traction Considerations To Help, Not Hinder, The Performance Horse

Shoeing since 1979, Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker has shod performance horses of all kinds, including winning horses in both English and Western disciplines. In this fast- paced session, he will survey a variety of cases among a variety of disciplines giving his input on what should be considered for better use of traction. He’ll also talk about how traction needs vary depending on common issues with surface material.
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Be Ready To Think Outside The Box

Virginia farrier Dave Giza shares his atypical approach in treating a difficult hoof-care case
Every now and then, farriers have to think outside the box when confronting multiple problems to restore the health of a horse's feet. Achilles was one of those horses that challenged farrier Dave Giza to be creative with hoof-care solutions. He had to meet unusual challenges with a unique support team, creative use of tools and new methods to reach a good end result.
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Research Journal: March 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.
X-Rays And Cutting Horses Researchers examined presale radiographs of 343 Quarter Horses in training to identify lesions associated with the likelihood of competing in cutting events, the likelihood of earning money and the amount of money earned during their 3- and 4-year-old years.
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