Farriers Lake Havasu City AZ

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Animal Hospital Of Havasu
(928) 855-4207
1990 Mesquite Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Hermosa Veterinary Clinic Of Havasu
(928) 505-2131
1075 Aviation Dr
Lake Havasu City, AZ
PetSmart Inc
(928) 764-2500
5601 Highway 95 N
Lake Havasu City, AZ
(928) 764-2500
5601 N HWY 95

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Lin Animal Hospital
(734) 427-8180
2791 Jamaica Blvd S
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Debonair Dogs
(928) 680-4800
2029 Acoma Blvd W Ste D
Lake Havasu City, AZ

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Paws Dog Grooming
(928) 505-7297
1944 W Acoma Blvd Suite B
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Novak Animal Care
(928) 302-2556
332 London Bridge Rd
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Novak Animal Care Center
(928) 855-0588
332 London Bridge Rd
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Paws And Claws Animal Care
(928) 505-6369
2715 Maricopa Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Shoe for Rough Ground


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. 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

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

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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