Category Archives: Hoof Care and Treatments

Ben Benson – Farrier Focus

Ben Benson Based in Oxfordshire, UK, in the centre of a thriving equine area, Ben Benson has an established farriery business catering for many professional riders. An Approved Training Farrier, Ben was instrumental in the Forge at the London 2012 … Continue reading

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The hoof: Inside and Out (part one)

The hoof: Inside and Out There should be no understating the importance of healthy hooves to the equine. We rely on these four relatively small but vital parts of the horse in order to be able to do just about … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Harness racing shoeing

Guest Post from Adam White : From an early age I always had a passion for shoeing, well horses in general. I worked in stables and had family involvement from day one, I was doomed to have some kind of career … Continue reading

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Hoof silicones

Further to my post last week about the MV2 bi-density hoof pads and sillicone, here’s some a slideshow showing how to use the system to apply different hardnesses of silicone to different parts of the foot for therapeutic uses. MV2 bi-density hoof … Continue reading

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Shoeing across the world

Guest Post by David J. Barron, CF, APF David Barron is an working farrier certified through the American Farriers Association and the American Association of Professional Farriers in the State of Washington, USA. David grew up on a large coffee … Continue reading

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Professional Farrier magazine

I really enjoyed reading some of the articles in this new magazine today. Particularly the Ada Gates piece, the Meader Supply article and keratoma case study. More farrier magazines being available online would be great! Read Professional Farrier online

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MV2 bi-density hoof pads

MV2 bi-density hoof pads and silicone options. These are quite handy for treating sore horses. The pads are manufactured with 4 pre-drilled holes with non-return valves. Select a MV2 silicone to fill via the different valves – choosing different hardness for … Continue reading

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Seedy toe case study

Originally printed in hoofbeats magazine in Australia, this seedy toe case was successfully treated by improving the hoof balance, corrective shoeing and some useful gear in the particular farriers toolbox. Click on the image above to read the full article … Continue reading

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Foal extensions

The Babi-Cuff foal extensions are versatile and effective. Available in four sizes and sold in pairs. Photos courtesy of Cornell Farrier Program Ibex Babi-cuff foal extensions are available worldwide

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Sheared heels

Q: I am riding a 16-year-old mare and my farrier says she has sheared heels and needs bar shoes. Please tell me more about this condition, and what the shoes will do to improve it. Mandy, Auckland A: Mandy, sheared … Continue reading

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