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Hi sir. May I know how can I get to know that my shod horse needs a new shoe?

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Hello Roberts,

Your horse should be shod abut every four to six weeks depending on use and amount of hoof growth. You can reuse the shoes if they are still suited to do the job they were designed for. For example, it you are using shoes to provide traction and the shoes no longer do this, then it is time for a new shoe. This theory can be applied to any type of shoe.

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Paul

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Paul Roberson

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I can answer questions about hoof care, shoeing, trimming, diseases or lameness of the hoof. I can answer questions about horse motion as it relates to normal movement. I cannot answer any questions that require or request a veterinary diagnosis.

Experience

I have been a farrier since 1992. I served three terms as president of the local farriers association. I have conducted research into equine biomechanics.I have been an invited speaker as a subject matter expert in hoof care at youth and adult horse extension programs through the University of Tennessee. I have guest lectured horse courses at the University of Tennessee. I have presented scientific papers on equine biomechanics to the Equine Science Society, the American Society of Animal Scientists Southern Section and the United States Department of Agriculture. I have been an invited speaker at multiple horse industry associations as a subject matter expert on equine biomechanics of the Tennesseee Walking Horse.

Publications
American Farriers Journal, Voice Magaazine, Journal of Animal Science

Education/Credentials
Kentucky Horseshoeing School; Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, University of Tennessee; Master of Science in Animal Science, University of Tennessee

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