How the Horse in Motion Relates to Trimming and Shoeing
Farriers must understand biomechanics and the forces at work in a horse’s hooves to best make appropriate trimming and shoeing decisions.
During the 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit, held Jan. 24-27, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jenny Hagen, PhD, professor and researcher at Leipzig University’s Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, in Germany, explained how farriers can help horses move better using trimming and shoeing techniques.
A horse’s stride goes through two
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