Monday, May 15, 2017

What Does Shoe Wear Reveal?

Good morning!

Today's blog features an important article for both farriers and horse owners. Shoe wear can be contributed to a number of different factors and it's important to understand what they are as shoe wear patterns can determine future potential health issues.

Sarah Evers Conrad notes a few factors that can affect shoe wear:

  • Arena footing or turnout surface
  • Shoe material
  • Conformation and way of going
  • Ongoing medical problems
  • Shoe tightness
  • Saddle fit 
Learn more about these factors and how you and farrier can work together as a team to notice these subtle changes by reading the full article HERE

Drew Morales of Morales Farrier Service offers a variety of services to keep your horse's feet sound and healthy including: Trims, Front Shoes, Full Sets of Shoes, Equi-Pak Pour-in pads, Glue on horseshoes, Therapeutic horseshoes and Corrective horseshoes to name a few. Drew can also create custom horseshoes to suit your horse's individual needs. Located in Richmond, VA, Morales Farrier Service serves the Eastern Virginia area including Richmond, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Chester, Chesterfield and Powhatan.

To learn more about Drew and his services, please visit his website at

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