Barefoot, Shod or Boots?

Barefoot

Choosing the Best Protection for Your Horse by Mark and Karen Plumlee   Perhaps no issue related to horse husbandry creates more dissension among friends than the subject of barefoot versus shod and the appropriate use of boots. At Mission Farrier School we focus on sound shoeing principles, sound barefoot …

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Principles for Evaluating Hoof Health: Part 5

Pt. 5: Ensuring Optimum Load Sharing by Mark and Karen Plumlee, Mission Farrier School   Using the principles in this 5-part series will give you the basics for evaluating your horse’s hoof health. It includes: Understanding Foot Falls, Identifying Distortion, Understanding the Sole Plane, What is Breakover?, and Load Sharing …

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Principles for Evaluating Hoof Health – Part 4

Part. 4: What is Breakover? by Mark and Karen Plumlee, Mission Farrier School   Using the principles in this 5-part series will give you the basics for evaluating your horse’s hoof health. It includes: Understanding Foot Falls, Identifying Distortion, Understanding the Sole Plane, What is Breakover?, and Load Sharing. Breakover …

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Principles for Evaluating Hoof Health: Part 2

Identifying Distortion by Mark and Karen Plumlee, Mission Farrier School   Using the principles in this 5-part series will give you the basics for evaluating your horse’s hoof health. It includes: Understanding Foot Falls, Identifying Distortion, Understanding the Sole Plane, What is Breakover?, and Load Sharing. In August we talked about …

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Principles for Evaluating Hoof Health: Part 1

Part 1: Understanding Foot Falls by Mark and Karen Plumlee, Mission Farrier School   This 5-part series, Principles for Evaluating Hoof Health, will give you the basics for evaluating your horse’s hoof health and include, Understanding Foot Falls; Identifying Distortion; Understanding the Sole Plane; What is Breakover; and Load Sharing. …

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