Category Archives: Horse care

Pro Grip Studs

We recently launched our Pro Grip Studs website. There are a number of studs, accessories and tools in the range. The 3/8″ studs are premium quality and have a unique self clearing system to make it easier to fit. We … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to all the Horses

You know that saying  “There’s something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man”… I recently had a tumble off my horse, after getting my spur stuck on an electric fence, yeah dumb, I … Continue reading

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The hoof: Inside and Out (part two)

Inside the hoof Some of the structures inside the hoof are less well known – with the exception of a few which can cause the most lameness problems – but are just as vital for the health of the hoof … Continue reading

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Farrier Seminar New Zealand

Guest Post by Alistair Dalziel AWCF: On the 27th and 28th August 2012, David Hankin provided an awesome opportunity for a pre-service teacher. He invited farriers from the length of New Zealand to practice on how to deliver lessons which … Continue reading

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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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NAF in NZ

I’m really stoked to have been appointed the New Zealand distributor for the NAF range of horse care products. We’re going to initially import a handful of the most popular products in the range and build up over the coming … Continue reading

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Thoroughbred feet

Q: Hi, I have a 4YO TB who has what my farrier calls “ski jump” front feet. He gets shod every 4-5 weeks and recently I asked him to take more toe off as they really just did not look … Continue reading

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Will the feet on a rescue horse ever recover?

Q: I have recently adopted a rescue horse that had been neglected quite badly. His feet and teeth were in a very bad way, and he is very underweight. I have wormed him and had my farrier and dentist out … Continue reading

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Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery – sample chapter

Here’s another sample from Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery. This is from chapter 43, “Lameness” Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery chapter sample The book is available worldwide from http://www.farrier-shop.com This sample is reproduced with thanks to Chris Gregory. The contents are copyright.

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