Monday, October 31, 2011

Putting the Horses Back Into Horsesho...

Valid point fom Dave Millwater, thanks to Facebook

Millwater Publishing: Cover Story: Putting the Horses Back Into Horsesho...: " A considerable segment of the horse owning public, especially the barefoot horse enthusiasts, seem to think farriers are preoccupied..."

Dave Millwater's writings are usually a good read, this one  is no exception

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hoof abscesses - a New Zealand winter/spring evergreen

For some reason hoof abscesses are one of the major causes of lameness in the New Zealand horse population. The variety of concepts in the public about this issue, some of them being quite misguided, is astonishing. People seem to forget, that if there is pus in a foot, it has to be dealt with effectively before the horse can expect healing.
One excellent reading on the subject is David Hankin's abscess article from Horse & Pony.

Friday, October 14, 2011

An evergreen question answered by David Hankin DipWCF

It is often a hard call to decide to call the vet straight away if the horse goes lame and it happens to be after shoeing or trimming, which will result in a hefty bill, or try the farrier as first point of call.
Read about it in this article (originally appeared in Horse & Pony in 2007, but still completely up to date)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Great Advice From David Hankin

Reading up on farriery can be a very time consuming project. Therefore I am always out for little gems of advice to share.
Well, this one from David Hankin is easy on the eye but has some valuable thoughts on how to manage horse-feet in lean times...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The moment of truth...

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