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TRIMMING MULES

I haven’t come across too many mules in Australia. The mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a ...
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HOOF CARE FOR DONKEYS

Over the years as a general farrier, I have been called upon to perform hoof care on these gentle extensions ...
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THE DONKEY’S HOOF

The donkey’s hoof differs quite a lot from the horse’s hoof. The donkey’s hoof pastern angle is broken down; that ...
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HOOF PREPARATION GONE MAD

A Shetland pony that to all intents and purposes looked as if it had foundered in the hind feet was ...
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TRIMMING MINIS AND LITTLE HORSES

Little horses and miniature horses have all the same working parts as their big cousins, including their hooves. Their tiny ...
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TRIMMING CLYDESDALES

Big or small it has to be hoof maintenance for all - this has always been my motto as a ...
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BAREFOOT BLUNDER

BAREFOOT BLUNDER - OR MISINTERPRETATION OF MOTHER NATURE’S RULES? The first photo shows the end result after 18 months of regular ...
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BAREFOOT MYTHS

I have just come back from Sport Horse Expo in WA, followed by Equitana in Melbourne. After seeing some of ...
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BAREFOOT TRIMMING

Many horse owners have obviously experienced the long term effects of inadequate advice with regards to shoeing. Every horse must ...
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UNDERSTANDING THE TERMINOLOGY OF CORRECTING THE HOOF

It is important to remember that the outside is lateral and the inside is medial, and it does not make ...
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