Category Archives: The Hoof

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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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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Basic Shoeing: Shoeing The Roping Horse

by Mike Chance, CJF There are as many ways to shoe roping horses as there are horses. Each one is unique, with its own strengths and weaknesses. A sound horse with good conformation, in a desirable environment, would do well … Continue reading

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E-Tabs Offering Alternative Shoe Application

Dustin McCuan of Ethos E-Tabs came to Kentucky recently to demonstrate the application of his “hybrid” shoe concept. He has worked for many years on the race track and in development of the E-Tab system. It offers an alternative to … Continue reading

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News about the Nicaragua Farrier Training Program

Guest Blogger Chris Hadel shares his thoughts with FPD on the Granada, Nicaragua Farrier Training program . One week into the Granada, Nicaragua Farrier Training program and we had a working forge by the third day.  The Granada carriage drivers’ … Continue reading

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On the Road in Idaho – Farrier Product Distribution

A recent sales trip to visit farrier suppliers in the West took me through southern Idaho, from one side of the state to the other. For anyone coming from the East, it’s hard to grasp how tough the environment is … Continue reading

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Derby 2013 Farrier Activity Begins

Today was the first really busy day of 2013 at Churchill Downs and we were on the backside tracking down some of the leading race track farriers in the country and checking on shoe choices for Derby and Oaks entries. This is an … Continue reading

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