Farriers Gaffney SC
The Wizard of Pawz
121 S. Blackstock Rd.
Our groomer, Lynne Gillespie has been in the pet industry for over 30 years. We offer full service grooming to all breeds. We try to make grooming a plesant experience for you and your pet. Lynne especially likes to work with puppies. open Monday - Friday by appointment. We are located inside Noah's Ark Kennel.
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred
1931 E Main St Ste D
Boiling Springs Pet World
2651 Boiling Springs Rd
Noah Ark'S Kennels
121 S Blackstock Rd
Ccs Pet Salon
145 Marlboro Rd
Wizard of Pawz Grooming
298 Gossett Rd
Full service grooming salon. Small dog specialist. 30 years experience. We treat your dog like it was our own!
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred
Spartanburg Animal Clinic
346 Cedar Springs Rd
Classy Canines Pet Salon & Boutique
2811 Reidville Rd Ste 30
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Pet Vac Animal Hospital
2920 Reidville Rd
150 E Blackstock Rd Ste A
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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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