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.
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Rob Van Nassau is a distinguished farrier teacher with more than 30 years of experience and a former European Champion Farrier.Review:
"This book is one every horse owner should have. It is easy to understand and extremely well illustrated." Alaska Horse Journal
"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
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Book Description Trafalgar Square Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111570763828