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Standardbred Race Horses

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There are two types of Standardbred racing gaits. The Trotter moves in a diagonal beat, with a front leg and opposite side hind leg moving in rhythm. The Pacer moves front leg and hind leg of one side in unison. The challenge for farriers shoeing these horses is to balance the shoeing and shoe choice in a way that helps keep the horse moving at a maximum speed in their respective gaits. Different track surfaces require shoes with different features. Because the shoes are very light, and the horses train and race frequently, it forces the shoeing cycle of these horses to be much shorter than riding horses and even Thoroughbred race horses.

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FootPro™ Farrier Info Series - Anatomy of the Hoof Part I
with Michael Wildenstein, CJF FWCF (hons)

 

FootPro™ Farrier Info Series - Anatomy of the Hoof Part II
with Michael Wildenstein, CJF FWCF (hons)

 

FootPro™ Farrier Info Series - Anatomy of the Hoof Part III
with Michael Wildenstein, CJF FWCF (hons)

 

 

Evaluation of the Standardbred Horse
with Michael Wildenstein, CJF FWCF (hons)

 

 

 

Farrier's Initial Evaluation of the Horse
with Michael Wildenstein, CJF FWCF (hons)