Author Archives: Dan

Building Efficiency With Equipment Adds Profit

No matter what business you are in, building efficiency into your operation is a key to making more profit in less time. A shoeing business is no different from a manufacturing or distribution business. You need to look for equipment … Continue reading

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Equipment Usage for Daily Applications

Articles in past issues of the Natural Angle have focused on techniques, tools and other methods of bringing more efficiency into the daily routine of shoeing horses. We’ve assembled some images of the more common daily applications for various abrasives … Continue reading

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Sheared Heels or Heel Shear?

By Dave Farley, CF APF-I In this article, I will show you how I shoe a horse with a mild heel shear. In future articles, we will deal with the two severe stages that I call sheared heels. I will … Continue reading

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Fullering Technique: Crossover or Inline?

Roy Bloom talked with us about fullering or creasing styles in forging or modifying shoes. This conversation was precipitated by some steel handled tools that were damaged and returned for inspection. It has also been a topic in Roy’s clinics … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Case Provides Valuable Lessons for Students at Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School

by Larkin Greene Recently, I spent time at Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School.  Students in their third week of instruction were able to observe and participate in valuable lessons regarding work with therapeutic cases.  I was privileged to help provide training … Continue reading

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Best Practices and Results for Application of Vettec Adhesives

by Larkin Greene The increased moisture and lower temperatures associated with Winter and Spring present significant challenges to successful adhesive applications.  Adhesives prefer warm and dry, along with clean. Anyone who regularly picks up a horse’s foot knows that none … Continue reading

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Managing White Line Disease

By Travis D. Burns, CJF, TE, EE, FWCF and Lauren Trager, DVM White line disease (WLD) is a pathology that has long frustrated farriers, veterinarians, owners, and other members of the equine profession. WLD is described as a progressive hoof … Continue reading

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Clipping Shoes Using the Edge of the Anvil

by Roy Bloom, CJF Let’s start with a few basic ideas on clips. In order for a clip to be effective it must have a stout base and taper to the tip. A rule of thumb; the clip should be … Continue reading

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Supporting and Maintaining a Healthy Frog

by Larkin Greene One of the most pleasing sights to any hoof care practitioner, when looking at the bottom of a horse’s foot, is the presence of a healthy, functional frog. Chances are, if the frog is healthy, well developed … Continue reading

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The Trim: Before and After

Below are some before and after images from a recent trimming job done by Conrad Trow, CJF in the FootPro™ Shop. Keep in mind this is not a trim done for show purposes or for a shoeing. Shy is a … Continue reading

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