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The Anatomy of the Horse and Horse Shoeing. John McNerney 2004 American Farriers Team Member. American Farrier’s Association. National farriers organization Over 3000 members Continuing the education for horse shoers Certification Programs Clinics Competitions Research. Conformation.

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the anatomy of the horse and horse shoeing

The Anatomy of the Horse and Horse Shoeing

John McNerney

2004 American Farriers Team Member

american farrier s association
American Farrier’s Association
  • National farriers organization
  • Over 3000 members
  • Continuing the education for horse shoers
  • Certification Programs
  • Clinics
  • Competitions
  • Research
now shoeing the horse
Now shoeing the horse
  • Two parts

- Trim

- Putting on the shoe

no foot no horse
No Foot No Horse
  • Xenophon 2400 years ago said “No Hoof, No Horse”

Mairinger, F. (1986) Horses Are Made to be Horses Howell Book House Inc: New York.

the trim
The Trim
  • To remove

Excess Length

Dishes and flares

trimmed hoof
Trimmed Hoof
  • Removed excesses length, but not excessively.
  • Dressed dishes and flares.
why shoeing
Why Shoeing?
  • To protect the hoof from undo wear.
when to shoe
When to Shoe?
  • When the wear exceeds the growth.
shoeing goals
Shoeing Goals
  • Protect the foot.
  • Fit the foot.
  • Keep the foot safe.
how to find a farrier
How to find A Farrier
  • Is the farrier a member of the American Farrier’s Association?
  • Level of certification?
    • Certified Farrier
    • Certified Journeyman Farrier
  • What is their fee?
  • Do they shoe hot or cold?
  • Experience?
  • Number of hours spent at continuing education programs?
  • Expectations of horse owner?
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How to find A Farrier
  • What do farriers expect of their clients?
    • Prompt payment
    • Facilities
    • Horse handling
    • Well mannered horse
    • No neglect
references
References

“The Principles of Horse Shoeing II”

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

Walsworth Co., Inc.

1974; Fourth Printing 1995

“Horse Owners Guide to Lameness”

Ted S. Stashak, DVM, MS

Williams & Wilkins

1996

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American Farrier’s Association

4059 Iron Works Parkway, # 1

Lexington, KY 40511

(859) 233-7411

www.NoFootNoHorse.org

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