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Compensation Or Conformation?

When we are trimming, we can have dramatic effects on the horse that perhaps we don’t realize. Uneven foot dressing can cause horses to adopt a stance that might be mistaken for poor conformation. One of the first things that I ask is whether a horse has poor conformation or adopted a compensatory stance? One is easy to fix, while the other is not.
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How To Pack For A Forging Contest

Pennsylvania farrier and forging competitor shows how he packs his tools for forging contests.
Forging competitors will say that the education gained through contest preparation exceeds whatever prize they could earn by winning a competition. Much of what they learn is through the preparation for a forging contest. Although the practice of shoe- or toolmaking gets much of the competitor's attention, packing for that contest shouldn't be overlooked.
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