WesternHorseman

Farriers Scarborough ME

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Farriers. You will find informative articles about Farriers, including "Shoe for Rough Ground". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Scarborough, ME that can help answer your questions about Farriers.

All Breed Dog& Cat Grooming
(207) 772-1462
71 LONGWOOD DR
Portland, ME

Data Provided By:
Spoiled Rotten
(207) 929-3935
489 Cape Rd
Hollis Center, ME
Description
The grooming is done by our Master Groomer Tracey Benson. Tracey has been working with pets for 25 plus years To help relax your pet Tracey has created a stress free enviroment and uses positive handling techniques. Our hours are by appointment only. We also offer pet portaits for those who are interested. Pet portaits make excellent gifts.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Casco Bay Veterinary Hospital
(207) 761-8033
1041 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME
 
Kennel Shop Pet Super Store
(207) 797-0779
Northgate Shopping Ctr
Portland, ME
 
Forest Avenue Center for Pet Care
(207) 797-4840
973 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
 
All Breed Dog & Cat grooming
207-772-11462
71 Longwood dr
Portland, ME
Description
Grooming is done in my home ,in a quiet atmosphere,,dogs do not have to be left all day. I have been in business since 1966.references available upon request.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic
(207) 772-3385
192 Brackett St
Portland, ME
 
PetSmart
(207) 283-6546
208 MARINER WAY
BIDDEFORD, ME

Data Provided By:
Portland Dog Wash
(207) 797-7082
981 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
 
Crosswind Kennels
(207) 582-9255
E Pittston
Portland, ME
 
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from WesternHorseman.com