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How to deal with a problem: If you are experiencing a problem with your farrier, vet, or even a client, and you have not been able to resolve the problem, the following series of steps may assist you in conflict resolution. It is not the goal of farriervet.com to persecute anyone. The goal is to […]

Farrier Back Pain and Therapy

FARRIER BACK PAIN AND THERAPY What can stretching, Velcresion Therapy ®, Postural Re-Alignment Programme, Osteopathy, Massage, Acupuncture and Yoga do for you? Extend your working life and increase your comfort while you are shoeing horses! How is this achieved? By taking responsibility for your own mobility and being proactive about maintaining normality. Begin looking after […]

The Evolution of Farriery

THE EVOLUTION OF FARRIERY “If he has not good feet, there is no profit in him as a war horse” (Xenophon 430-354 BC). A neglected pony foot. The wall has become long and flared due to a damp environment. The wall is cracked and breaking off in large pieces. This can result in abscesses and […]

Letter for a Lame Horse

Lame looks normal if you see it often enough. Lame is not normal. Confusion exists over when a horse is lame. For example, horses are described as sore, uneven, better in one direction than the other, lugging, pulling, running off, or having other behaviours associated with pain that are confused with education and training. Do […]

Race Horses

DO THE COMPARISON TEST A RACEHORSE BEFORE & AFTER Breakdown caused by bad shoeing is the single most easily preventable cause of failure to race or achieve maximum potential. There is a correct shoe for each phase of training. Steel shoes are used in pre-training following the theory of the lighter the shoe the better. […]

Prince Fluffy Kareem

PRINCE FLUFFY KAREEM – EGYPT March 2012, Judith travelled to Egypt for the fluffy feet farrier project, and by doing what she does best she changed the lives of “Prince Fluffy Kareem” rescue horses. Dr. Jude returned to Egypt March 4th – 16th 2013. Dr Jude spent time treating more horses as well as run […]

Tendon Injury

The injury to this Arab endurance horse resulted in a large flap which was removed because it could not be sutured in place and the lateral digital vein was re-sutured with very fine suture as it was only partly severed. The circulation was enough to maintain the foot and healing commenced. Both the lateral extensor […]

‘Little John’ The Foul

Born with severe angular limb deformities, “Little John” was small and suffering from “windswept conformation” due to his position in the uterus and other congenital factors. Most severe was the toe-out conformation of the right foreleg (the off-fore). This case is an example of how good management combined with attention to farriery detail can be […]

Hoof Crack

Small surface cracks are usually seen in the first 1 – 2 mm of hoof wall, running from coronary band to ground surface. They may begin at the top or the ground surface, but often begin just below the coronary band and grow downward with the wall. These cracks don’t do any serious harm; they […]