What to Do When Your Horse’s Shoe is Loose

These tips can provide an interim solution to dealing with a loose shoe while you wait for the farrier.

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When a shoe is loose, it either needs to be secured or removed. Sina Parsaye, DVM, of Parsaye Veterinary Services Inc., in Laporte, Colorado, demonstrates how to use a clincher or hammer to tighten a shoe or a puller to remove it. Preserving the hoof wall should be a priority, and your farrier should fix the shoe promptly.


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