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Shoes For (Equine) Olympic Athletes

Meet Tokyo Olympic Head Farrier Ben Benson of Great Britain, and learn what it takes to keep high-performance horses shod during the Games.

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Horse Hoofwear Innovations

Today’s hoof protection options include a variety of glue-on shoes, hoof boots, and even orthotics. Learn about the pros and cons of each.

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combined driving

Caring for Driving Horses

Whether it’s pulling a plow or a buggy, going for a pleasure drive, or contending a combined driving event, driving poses health considerations both similar to and distinct from those encountered with your typical sport horse.

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Emergency Shoe Removal: Pulling the nails

Emergency Shoe Removal for Horses

A nearly lost shoe should stop a rider cold because it can expose horses to foot injuries ranging from nail punctures to sole bruising. Having the right tools and knowing how to use them can help you remove a shoe safely when a farrier isn’t available.

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

A Look at Therapeutic Horseshoeing

A farrier is part of a team that also includes the horse, owner, trainer, grooms, and veterinarian. This team approach is never more necessary than when a horse has an injury or disease.

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What to Do if a Horse Tests Positive for Salmonella; Consequences of Stall Confinement

Life After Laminitis

Your laminitis survivor’s true prognosis depends on how you manage him after the worst is over.

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