Recently, there are more horses with different front hooves, or when one is lower, wider with a well-developed frog (the left as a rule) and another is narrow, upright, with depressed frog, so called “grass” foot.
So, you want to shoe for a veterinary clinic? There are several things you should know and do to make shoeing for a vet clinic worth your while, but it’s important to understand that you will need to be prepared to work outside your comfort zone.
Just as lameness evaluations vary from farrier to farrier, diagnostic procedures for lameness vary from veterinarian to veterinarian. Many lame horses might see a variety of veterinarians or farriers over the course of an episode of lameness. To mitigate this from happening, as well as help the horse, it’s important to manage a client’s expectations of their horse’s recovery.
I hand make almost all of my shoes, but a 2011 wrist injury made it difficult for me to get through the day for a year or 2. After talking with some folks and getting some lessons, it became so much easier.
Illinois farrier Vern Powell shares the benefits of looking at feet in terms of steel length instead of a standard factory shoe sizes. It could give you a leg up in a forging competition or when sitting for an examination.
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