Farriers Edmond OK
14755 S.Sooner Rd.
We offer all breed dog and cat grooming with extra TLC for the babies and "fraidy cats." 16 years proffessional experience. Veterinary owned and supervised.
324 S Bryant Ave
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Expanding into Edmond and Guthrie dog/cat grooming services and prescreened pet sitters,pick up and delivery and fun activities for both you and your best friend.Accepting a limited number of regulary scheduled clients Call me at home to be placed on our preferred client list 405-396-2756 you will be notified when our doors open and will never have to wait to be scheduled for a grooming. Thanx Barbara
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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.
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. GOOD 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.
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.
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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