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What You Can Do to Prevent White Line Disease

It’s always best to prevent an infection rather than fight one. Simply put, the alternative often results in a fight that’s difficult to contain. While hoof-care clients can spearhead prevention by providing a clean and dry living environment for their horses, farriers are likely the first line of defense.
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Get a Better Grip on Tool Handles

Anyone who’s tried to slide a snug rubber grip onto a tool handle knows it can be frustrating. Justin Fry has a tip to ease this task that he learned from working in a bicycle shop as a teenager. The Crosslakes, Minn., farrier and tool manufacturer says this will help get the grip on — and keep it there.
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Look at All the Angles When Assessing a Horse’s Conformation

The best way to assess a horse’s conformation is to view it from a variety of perspectives. Looking at a horse in cross-ties will only provide you one angle. At a minimum, watch the horse walk out of the stall toward you. If this is all you do, it’s a positive first step — but you are still missing a lot of information. You will be better served to collect a variety of views of the horse.
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