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No Foot No Horse by Martin Deacon

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  • No Foot No Horse
NZ$55.00

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No Foot, No Horse.
Foot Balance, the Key to Soundness and Performance.
By Gail Williams BA PhD and Martin Deacon FWCF.

With full colour photos and diagrams throughout, this widely-acclaimed book explains why everyone involved with horses needs to understand the principles of foot balance.

No Foot, No Horse describes how foot balance crucially affects both performance and soundness. It explains what to look for - including how to check the horse's medio-lateral balance, how to assess the hoof/pastern axis, what to look for when picking up the foot,and the connection between poor feet and bad backs - and how skilled hoof care can give the very best chance to stay sound.

Contents include:
The importance of foot balance
Anatomy and biomechanics
Assessing the horse
Remedial bar shoes
Poor feet and bad backs
Hoof capsule deviations
Flat feet and hoof cracks
Optical illusions in farriery
Diseased or injured feet
Wedges, pads, studs and new materials
Farriery into the 21st Century

Essential reading for all those who care for horses' feet, including hoof care professionals, vets, trainers, remedial therapists, and especially horse owners!

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