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Suds N Scissors
(806) 353-3350
6500 Office Park Dr Ste 190
Amarillo, TX

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Pooch Caboose
(806) 373-4168
2000 S Roberts St
Amarillo, TX

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Need-Us Bark-Us Dog Grooming Salon & Spa
(806) 356-0579
3269 Commerce St
Amarillo, TX

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Jackie'S Grooming
(806) 358-0803
3442 S Western St
Amarillo, TX
 
Century Grooming
(806) 355-6902
2910 S Western St
Amarillo, TX
 
Canyon Road Animal Hospital
(806) 359-9465
4201 Canyon Road
Amarillo, TX
 
Carols Pet Salon
(806) 352-6861
4515 S Georgia St
Amarillo, TX
 
Backyard Babies Pet Grooming
(806) 468-7604
2413 Hobbs Rd
Amarillo, TX
 
Claws And Paws Grooming
(806) 457-1335
5901 Bell St
Amarillo, TX
 
Shampoodles Grooming Salon
(806) 355-6718
2910 S Western St
Amarillo, TX
 
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Shoe for Rough Ground

 BY JENNIFER ZEHNDER • PHOTOS BY TED SHANKS

These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

SHOE CLIPS
Unfortunately, says Shanks, clips received a bad rap from veterinarians back in the 1980s. At that time, not all farriers understood the science of applying the devices, and the technique remains a fear factor for most. Shanks and Teves prefer a handmade clip with a thicker base to the thin clips included on most factory shoes. Handmade clips “get in” the hoof to a small degree, rather than resting outside the hoof. The farriers burn, rather than hammer, clips into the hoof, and prefer to use quarter clips, which are located in the vicinity of the first and second nail holes on a hoof. This strategic setting keeps the shoe from being driven back. Hoof CareGOOD NAILS
It’s not always technique, but rather the location of the nail holes in a shoe that determine whether a nail “seats” well, Shanks says. Not only is finding a shoe that fits important for soundness, but so is finding one that has nail holes that meet a horse’s individual contours. A shoe with a nail hole close to the outside edge of the hoof is counter-productive for a horse with a low-angle hoof or steep hoof walls, Shanks says. When in doubt, farriers should build a shoe and punch their own holes for a truly custom fit.Hoof Care

PROPER FIT
Ill-fitting shoes work against your horse in rough terrain, exposing him to shoe loss, hoof damage and lameness. Manufactured horseshoes are available in hundreds of styles, sizes and weights, and farriers can also forge their own should ready-made products fail to provide the proper fit. The key is to purchase or build shoes that remain well-fit weeks after the final nail has been clenched, Teves says. Beveling the rough edges on each shoe further reduces snags.Hoof Care

POUR-IN PADS
Pads are the most common treatment for a tender- or sore-footed horse, and are also used to prevent soreness and injury. In rough country, h...

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