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Hoof care

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Anvil
A heavy steel block with a smooth flat surface used for shaping horse shoes
Farrier
Name given to a person who shoes horses and trims horses hooves
Thrush
Disease of the frog of the horse's hoof
Clinches
The hammered down ends of the horse shoe nail, securing the shoe to the hoof
Tongs
Tool used by a farrier to hold the horse shoe while shaping
Rounding Hammer
Tool used by a farrier to make and shape horse shoes
Hot shoeing
Method of horse shoeing where the shoe is unfinished and is heated in a forge and shaped to fit the hoof
Cold shoeing
Method of horse shoeing where the shoes are presized to fit the hoof
Keg shoes
The most commonly used manufactured or presixed horse shoes, often fitted cold
Rasp
A bar-like filing tool that is used to level the hoof after trimming
Hoof knife
Tool used by a farrier to trim excess frog and sole for the hoof
Nippers
Tool used by a farrier to cut off excess growth from the hoof
Seedy toe
A condition where the inner and outer hoof wall separates at the toe
Bar shoe
Type of horse shoe used to provide frog pressure or relieve pressure on a particular part of the hoof
Toe
What part of the horse's hoof grows the fastest
Barefoot
Term describing a horse with out shoes
Hardy
Tool used by a farrier to cut hot metal, heels of the horse shoe, or cutting blank bars to the proper length
Fullering
The tapered groove found behind the last nail on a horse shoe
Chadwick spring
Type of horse shoe used to treat contracted heels
Sliding plates
Wide flat horse shoes used on the hind feet of reining horses
Quittor
A wound on the heel or rear quarter of the hoof that discharges pus above the coronet
Reset
Term for when shoes are removed, the hooves trimmed and the old shoes reapplied
Sand cracks
Cracks in the wall of the hoof from the coronary band to part or all the way down the wall of the hoof
Diamond toe shoe
Type of horse shoe where the sides of the toe are beveled to offset forging
Eggbar shoe
Type of horse shoe that is connected at the heels making it a complete circle, used on horses with navicular disease
Heart bar shoe
Type of horse shoe used to treat horses who have foundered, easing the strain on the coffin bone
Racing plates
Type of horse shoe most often used by race horses
Toe clip
Part of a horse shoe used to hold it in place