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A Farrier's Work is Never Done

Flossie Sellers

A Farrier's Work is Never Done

by Flossie Sellers

April 28, 2017 15:08

Learn why a trained, experienced farrier is able to meet any hoof-related problems of a horse head-on and should be part of the equation when it comes to the …

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What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 14:10

Big horses, small feet. An increasingly problem with horses that are not bred for good foot health. Dropped soles can result. Here is an expert farriers view on …

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How do I help my horse's dry, cracked feet …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

How do I help my horse's dry, cracked feet …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 15:17

Hoof quality may relate more the the hoof's ability to regulate the moisture content than anything else. Our expert farrier, Doug Butler, gives you the facts on …

Pros and Cons: Are Horse Shoes Necessary for Hoof Health …

by EquiMed Staff

May 1, 2017 18:21

Some horse professionals and owners think of horseshoes as a necessary evil brought on by circumstances that limit the horse's natural exercise and other …

Hoof Care Tip

Ask your farrier about a rolled-toe shoe if your horse shows stiffness or mild lameness after a long trail ride.

Hoof Care: Importance of Proper Trimming and Shoeing Intervals

by Heather Smith Thomas

August 17, 2019 15:10

Keeping track of hoof health and growth helps prevent problems and also alerts you when the farrier needs to see the horse before the next scheduled visit …

hoof care
/ho͝of,ho͞of ker/
noun
  1. the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of the horny part of the foot of an ungulate animal, especially a horse.
  2. to shoe or not to shoe, that is the question.

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