Cornell’s Equine Seminar Series presents “Understanding the Geometry of Shoeing the Hind End”

WHAT: Steve Kraus, Certified Journeyman Farrier and Head of Cornell’s Farrier Services and training program, explains the geometrical effects of trimming and shoeing horses for improved performance and balance.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6 – 7 p.m.

 

WHERE: Via zoom, registration required https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016159960799/WN_lMtKYVASR5GsIyYFpKacjg

 

MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Len Johnson at len.johnson@cornell.edu.

 

ITHACA, N.Y. – There are a lot of forces at work which impact the powerful hind end of the horse. Steve Kraus will explain how proper geometry and trimming lead to improved performance during Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s March Equine Seminar Series, on Tuesday, March 23 from 6 – 7 p.m. via Zoom.

 

Kraus is an American Farriers Association, Certified Journeyman Farrier who has been the head of Farrier Services and a Sr. Lecturer of Large Animal Surgery, at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and the instructor of the Farrier School there since 2010. Prior to that, he worked for over 40 years in his own farrier business in Central New York. He is known for troubleshooting lame, injured, and underperforming horses and has shod horses of practically every breed and discipline. He has lectured to farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners all over the US, Canada, South America, and Europe. He has been a featured speaker at the International Hoof Care Summit, Laminitis Conference, Equine Affaire, and the American Farriers Association Convention. Steve has written many articles published in the American Farriers Journal, The Horse Journal, and The Professional Farrier. In 2016, he was inducted into the International Farriers Hall of Fame.

 

The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Held on the second Tuesday of most months, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics. The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to register with Len Johnson at len.johnson@cornell.edu.

 

For additional information about the college, see the College of Veterinary Medicine news website.

 

Cornell University has dedicated television and audio studios available for media interviews supporting full HD, ISDN and web-based platforms. For additional information about the college, see the College of Veterinary Medicine news website.

Farrier Offers Guidance On Shoeing To Protect Sesamoid Bones In Racehorses

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A number of questions still surround Justify’s left hind foot ahead of the 143rd Preakness Stakes

It’s no secret that the proximal sesamoid bones, which form the back part of the pastern, are a big vulnerability for racehorses. Fractures of the sesamoid bones or failures of the suspensory ligament apparatus that holds them in place are associated with 30 to 50 percent of fatal injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses. So, while we wait for better methods to detect impending injury to those structures, how do we better protect those bones?

(Read more about research on sesamoid bones and their role in a horse’s movement in this Paulick Report feature from January 2021.)

Farrier Steve Stanley, who has worked on racing Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds for some four decades, offered a few suggestions at a recent virtual edition of the Tex Cauthen Memorial Seminar focusing on racing safety.

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