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Horse Owner Farrier Relationship

Partnership with Farrier Crucial to Your Horse's Success

The relationship between farrier and horse owner or trainer is an important, yet often overlooked, part of the success of the equine athlete. Here's how to get the most from it from AFA Certified Journeymen Farriers....
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Horse Helps Inmate's Hunger for Change

Horse Helps Inmate's Hunger for Change

A Mustang helps an inmate change his life by breaking the criminal cycle at the Wild Horse Program at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center....
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New York farrier Seth Casey faces charges after an animal cruelty complaint began an investigation with authorities leading to the discovery of dead horses.

New York Farrier Faces Charges after Dead Horses Found

New York farrier Seth Casey faces charges after an animal cruelty complaint began an investigation leading to the discovery of dead horses....
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Temperature and moisture both directly impact the anatomy and health of hooves.

How to Protect your Horse's Hooves from Negative Impacts of Weather, Temperature

When horseshoes don’t fit correctly, horses distribute their weight unevenly and land on their feet differently. If they put excessive force and stress on one area of the hoof wall, it can cause a vertical crack, otherwis...
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Justin Nelzen the horse hero dies at 40

Justin Nelzen, Texas Flood Horse Hero, Dies at 40

Justin Nelzen became the nation's horse hero when he saved over 25 horses from Houston's raging floods last spring. Now, he is gone. ...
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Find out how to thicken horse soles.

Thickening Horse Soles with Proper Trimming, Pour-in Pads

Lameness is a key sign of thin soles. If the condition isn’t diagnosed, horses are often uncomfortable walking, especially on hard, abrasive surfaces. Some develop sole bruising. When these symptoms are prevalent, it’s...
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Keeping horses' bars aligned and healthy are key to prevent a "stacked sole," or worse, a bruised sole or abscess.

Consistent Trimming Keeps Hooves Maintained, Bars Aligned

Proper hoof trimming is vital to preventing injury causing lameness in horses. Keeping horses’ bars aligned and healthy are key to prevent a “stacked sole,” or worse, a bruised sole or abscess....
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Navicular vs Caudal Heel Syndrome

Navicular or Caudal Heel Syndrome: Detection and Treatment

When horses show lameness, but the prognosis isn’t obvious, it is often diagnosed as Navicular Disease. Navicular is a degenerative disease that affects the Navicular bone and surrounding tissue. More often than not, ho...
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Managing Quarter Cracks in the Horse's Hoof

Managing Quarter Cracks in the Horse's Hoof

When hooves aren’t trimmed properly or horseshoes don’t fit correctly your horse may get a quarter crack caused by excessive force and stress on one area of the hoof wall. Find out what else causes quarter cracks and ho...
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Endurance Horses Go the Distance with Hoof Protection

Endurance Horses Go the Distance with Hoof Protection

When training and preparing a horse for an endurance race, it’s important to have a hoof care plan and regimen in place that is consistent and reliable for the conditions found on endurance courses....
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Florida Farrier Makes Cut for History Channel's "Forged in Fire"

Florida Farrier Makes Cut for History Channel's "Forged in Fire"

A Florida farrier made the cut for the The History Channel's new series "Forged in Fire". Jonathan Porter, of Lakeland, calls the experience "a little surreal," after he was invited to New York for filming earlier this...
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when wet conditions are present bacteria and fungus can get trapped in the horse’s hoof wall white line disease can set in.

Solar Support Aids in Healing of White Line Disease

Depending on the severity of the hoof damage caused by white line disease, there are different ways to manage the condition....
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Shod to Barefoot: Help Ensure a Comfortable Transition

Shod to Barefoot: Help Ensure a Comfortable Transition

As horses enter breeding season, broodmares become less active while bearing extra weight from pregnancy. Owners can help ensure the transition from shod to barefoot is a comfortable process......
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Sound Shoeing for Timed Event Horses

Sound Shoeing for Timed Event Horses

Optimal arch support is achieved by having a healthy frog and sole on a hoof. When a shoe is applied, the frog and sole move away from the ground, so it’s crucial to assure that there is arch support....
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Management of the Foundered Horse with Sole Support

Management of the Foundered Horse with Sole Support

When a farrier shoes the horse, all of the weight is placed on the hoof wall. When the horse moves, the coffin bone and sole are moving downward toward the ground. This creates more stress on the already inflamed lamina....
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Florida Farrier Arrested in $1 Million Property Scheme

Florida Farrier Arrested in $1 Million Property Scheme

A Florida farrier and his wife were arrested this week after they allegedly used fake documents to try to claim ownership of a foreclosed home worth more than $1 million....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

NANCY L. BARRETT, as Successor in Interest, etc., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JAMES E. LEECH, Defendant and Respondent.

A farrier hired to trim horses' hooves died when a horse bumped him and he fell backward and hit his head on sharp rocks lining the ground. A lawsuit followed....
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NJ Farrier Charged with Defrauding Workman's Comp of $62K

A New Jersey farrier is accused of stealing more than $62,000 from the government, according to United States Attorney Zane Memeger....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA vs KEITH BRYAN RABON

South Carolina farrier Keith Rabon is accused of starving a horse to death. View photos and documents about the case only at Rate My Horse PRO....
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STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. BLAKE TANNER PRIMM

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. BLAKE TANNER PRIMM

Tennessee farrier Blake Primm was arrested by Blount County officials and charged with animal cruelty....
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