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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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A Farrier's Tools of the Trade

EquiMed Staff

A Farrier's Tools of the Trade

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 15:54

Read about the tools and equipment a farrier uses in caring for your horse's hooves and limbs and why you might want to have a few basic tools to use in case of …

What Kind of Training Does a Farrier Have …

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:58

In the USA, most states do not have a licensing program for farriers, so a wide quality gap may occur among practicing farriers in many areas. Other countries …

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My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 14:22

Club feet result from genetic and environmental conditions. When noticed and treated early, the farrier or veterinarian can greatly improve the prospect of …

Hoof Care Tip

Have your farrier prepare your shod horse for going barefoot by trimming the frog, and rounding the hoof edges to prevent break-away.

Hoof Care

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 …

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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