How long a shoe stays on a hoof sometimes can be determined on hoof condition. Hooves that are too wet or to dry can cause shoes to come off, because the hoof wall is not strong enough to hold the shoe. As seen in this picture, the wall was invaded by bacteria spread by too much moisture and poorly kept stalls. You can even see where the nails were from the grooves in the busted section of the wall. Hooves in this condition can make it very difficult for the farrier to keep shoes on… Click HERE to read the complete article.
Link Casey, Certified Master Farrier & Educator Casey & Son Horseshoeing School, Farriers’ National Research Center, LaFayette, Georgia.
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