Farriers Terre Haute IN

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Puppy Love Dog Grooming
(812) 234-3647
1451 S 18th St
Terre Haute, IN
Bratt Animal Hospital Ofc
(812) 232-8005
2401 Crawford St
Terre Haute, IN
Dapper Dog Pet Grooming & Boarding
(812) 478-2222
3592 East Davis Drive
Terre Haute, IN
Petcare Animal Hospital
(812) 235-1111
2701 So 7th St
Terre Haute, IN
Wabash Vally Animal Hospital
(812) 299-2200
1624 E Springhill Dr
Terre Haute, IN
Angel'S Pet Grooming And Bed & Breakfast
(812) 877-6020
7594 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN
Honey Creek Animal Hospital
(812) 234-7752
3263 S. 3rd Place
Terre Haute, IN
Kane-9 Pet Grooming
(812) 877-6342
8501 N Lucas St
Terre Haute, IN
Wabash Valley Animal Hospital
(812) 299-2200
1624 E Springhill Dr
Terre Haute, IN
(812) 235-9010

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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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