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Fullering Technique: Crossover or Inline?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Key Details of the new Kerckhaert SX-8 Select Hind Shoes

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Below are some images we shot in the FootPro™ Shop to help point out the length and nail placement differences with the regular SX-8 Series Hind shoes and the new SX-8 Select Hind shoes.

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The Busy Season is Not Over

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You are still in the peak season, it’s still hot and there is a lot of work to do. Sound about right? One thing you don’t want to deal with is unreliable product or supply! FPD is staying fully stocked … Continue reading

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Proper Vettec 210 Cartridge Tip Application

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There have been a number of questions from individuals who were not aware of the proper mounting of tips on the Vettec 210 cartridges. Below are some images to help clear up any questions you may have. Be sure to … Continue reading

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