Preview: Robert Jukes : First Shoes on a Three Year Old
First time shoeing for a horse can a frightening experience especially when it involves hot shoeing. To avoid problems, master farrier Robert Jukes explains how to better approach and handle the horse to reduce its stress. He also explains why a different environment for the horse can mean different treatment for the hoof. In this instance, the horse is going to Colorado for the summer where the ground is softer, there is more rain and what that means for a horse that, potentially, could form an abscess in those conditions. Robert also talks about basic hoof care for all horse handlers.