Following are articles from various sources related to shoeing and trimming. Some are links to active websites, which you may reach by clicking on the title or website link; some are downloadable pdf documents you may print and use to help your horse. If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the document, you may download it for free at Adobe.
Landmarks for Evaluating, Trimming, and Shoeing the Equine Foot - From many horse owners' point of view, the farrier's profession throws out a lot of confusing terms and directives when it comes to balancing a foot... (a downloadable pdf document or an active website, TheHorse.com)
Hoof Care - The Hoof Point: A Simple Solution to a Crippling Problem
- Have you ever wondered why, in spite of bodywork, veterinarian visits, x-rays, other diagnostics, and regular hoof care, your horse still seems mysteriously lame, or lacks power, balance, and/or comfort in the front end and/or the hindquarters? ... (a downloadable pdf document or an active website, TheHorseMechanic.com)
Buzz Words and Brainstorms to Decode Duckett's Dot - The internal structures of the horse's foot enable it to function and maintain balance. If the foot is not trimmed according to a plan that will coordinate the external reference points as defined by Duckett, the internal structures cannot function properly...
(a downloadable pdf document or an active website, HorseShoes.com)