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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Hoof-care for the Cloned Horse

Farriers might be seeing double, but the feet are unique
Five identical horses awaited Texas-based farrier Virgil Conde at a former client’s farm. Each was a clone of an elite Arabian halter horse. It wasn’t quite like seeing double since their white markings varied. Some had stockings, others didn’t. One had a blaze; another had no white on the face. Even the hoof pigmentation was different with some having white feet and others dark.
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Building Upon a Foundation of Sound Farriery

C-Cross Farriers advocate for the horse and each other for a successful multi-farrier practice
A multi-farrier practice was not on Jason Critton’s radar 10 years ago when he was thumbing through the pages of the May/June issue of American Farriers Journal. In fact, it was a foreign concept.
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Using Clips as Needed, Not as Trends Dictate, Will Enable Farriers to Improve a Horse’s Hoof-Health and Performance

Hoof proportion, digital alignment and capsule health should all be considered before deciding whether to use clips and which kind
It’s not uncommon for farriers to feel pressure from clients who ask for a shoe style or trimming method because the people winning in their discipline “do it that way.” Suddenly, it becomes the “go-to” preference and influences availability of supply.
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Shoeing Mackinac Island’s Horses with Limited Resources

Michigan farrier Jennifer Horn applies sound principles to maintain driving and trail riding mounts
There are few places in the United States where a modern community has no use for motorized vehicles. One such place can be found on Mackinac Island, just south of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Lake Huron. The island, which is 3.8 square miles, outlawed horseless carriages in 1898, leaving three modes of transportation — walking, bicycling and horses.
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Changing Your Farrier Practice

Ohio farrier extends his career in spite of arthritis by transitioning to trims only
Kirk Underschultz has been a hoof-care professional since 1979 — a testament to his love of the work and devotion to his clients. But it wasn’t long ago that his future as a farrier seemed uncertain. Several years ago, Underschultz started experiencing painful arthritis in his fingers and wrists — the most critical tools of any farrier.
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Results from Our Equine Lameness Survey

The results from an exclusive American Farriers Journal on hoof-care and lameness show farriers’ experiences in encountering these cases
One of the major concerns every farrier deals with is how to help lame horses. This was evidenced by the responses from farriers participating in a recent survey who indicated they routinely deal with a number of horses with lameness issues.
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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

Live

The National Cutting Horse Assn. Cutting Futurity and World Finals

Fort Worth, TX
United States
The National Cutting Horse Assn. is hosting the cutting futurity and world finals in Fort Worth. 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

Land of Lincoln Horseshoers Association Winter Clinic

2/14/20
Anvil Brand
500 S. Spencer St.
Lexington, IL
United States
The Land of Lincoln Horseshoers Association will conduct its annual winter clinic at Anvil Brand in Lexington, Ill. Bud Willimon will be the clinician. Read More

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