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14013 Georgia East Hwy 136
LaFayette, GA, 30728

7063978909

At Georgia Horseshoeing School, we train farriers by providing knowledge and skill at the highest level. Using the latest technology, we provide farriers with the best education possible. Learn corrective horseshoeing, hoof repair, gait analysis, blacksmithing and business management for horseshoers.

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For horse-owners, farriers, anyone who trims or shoes. We have valuable information on abscesses, contracted heels, hoof cracks, forging etc. 

The Grammar School of Trimming & Shoeing Horses

Ginger C.

6 Steps Defined & Diagrams


What is the Primary Reason for Shoeing a Horse?

To keep the bony column of the leg in alignment, wherein when the foot strikes the ground, the entire bony column, including the spine, equally absorbs the concussion.
In order to achieve this, we must balance the horse.. 
Balance is defined as equal weight distributed all around the shoe.

There are SIX STEPS to Balancing the Hoof and Horse for Sound Shoeing
© 1992

To simplify these 6 steps, the farrier is trying to keep your horse just like it was when it was born. All the 6 steps will be the same: the leg length, the toe length, the lateral and medial balance, the symmetrical, the natural angle and to keep the line in the center of the shoe.

AFTER THE BODY CONFORMATION, COMES THE LEG CONFORMATION . . 
4. It is vitally important that the farrier have a good knowledge of the lower limb conformation. This plays an important role in the way the horse will be shod. The toed-in horse wings out, figure 5, while in motion. The toed-out horse will wing in while in motion, figure 6. Figure 7 shows the ideal conformation,

TOED-IN              TOED-OUT               IDEAL
                             Motion pattern      Motion pattern
                                wings out               wings in
   Figure 5                Figure 6               Figure 7

We invite you to own a copy of the DVD

The Grammar School of Trimming and Shoeing Horses

By calling our school office at  (706)397-8909

The cost is only $9.95 which includes postage.

Thank you for your interest and if we can be of assistance in providing further information or interest in our educational programs,
please call, go to our websites or email us.

Link Casey
Ginger Casey

rcaseysch@gmail.com

www.caseyhorseshoeing.com

Video clips are available at our YouTube account by visiting the website: www.HorseshoenTime.tv

Case Studies and all about the Farriers' National Research Center and School, please visit the website: www.Horseshoentime.tv/fnrc.html

If you have a need to donate or find a new home for a horse with hoof problems, please go to the website: National Equine & Hoof
Research Foundation
www.Horseshoentime.tv/NEHRF.html

For information about Farrier Certification please visit the website for The Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association
www.bwfa.net
farrierhdq@aol.com