Hoof Problems: Hoof Construction, Trimming and Shoeing, Solutions for Common Issues and Ailments

Hoof Problems: Hoof Construction, Trimming and Shoeing, Solutions for Common Issues and Ailments

by Rob Van Nassau
     
 

Providing the first accessible look into farrier studies—the shoeing of horses—this guide offers research and diagrams that will help horse owners and trainers better understand more than 50 common hoof problems. Featuring copious illustrations, it describes how to recognize good and faulty shoeing, explains the mechanics of the foot in

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Overview

Providing the first accessible look into farrier studies—the shoeing of horses—this guide offers research and diagrams that will help horse owners and trainers better understand more than 50 common hoof problems. Featuring copious illustrations, it describes how to recognize good and faulty shoeing, explains the mechanics of the foot in motion, discusses foot balance, illustrates the anatomy of the foot and limb alignment, and explains how many common ailments and conditions affect hoof care and shoeing. Each problem is clearly illustrated and accompanied by a straightforward description of the problem, its cause, and treatment.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This book is one every horse owner should have. It is easy to understand and extremely well illustrated."  —Alaska Horse Journal

"A treasure trove of information about every aspect of horses' hooves, this easy to read and understand guide should be a part of every horse owner’s reference library."  —Western Times

"With the aid of over 1,000 photographs, the author looks at every aspect of hoof care and describes in detail more than fifty common foot problems."  —Ride

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570763823
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Rob Van Nassau is a distinguished farrier teacher with more than 30 years of experience and a former European Champion Farrier.

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