Performance Horse Health Commentary Series

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Can Shoeing Improve How Show Horses Move?

Do you want to improve your dressage horse’s gait score or emphasize your hunter’s “daisy-cutter” trot? A veterinarian offers insight into how good farriery and strategic shoeing can affect movement.

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Overreaching in a Young Horse

Also known as “forging,” horses with overstrides can injure themselves and pull shoes when their hind feet make contact with their front legs. A vet offers advice on how to prevent problems.

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