Duration: 1 hour
In its natural environment, the hooves of the horse provide adequate protection for the underlying sensitive structures of the foot. However, when horses areused as working animals hooves are worn away more quickly than they can be renewed, leading to pain and lameness. Horse shoes help prevent damage to the hoof; proper shoeing should not interfere with either function or gait. In this course, you'll learn about the shoeing process, types of shoes, and general foot care.
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