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Hoofcare + Lameness Journal curates news from around the web for farriers, trimmers, veterinarians and equestrian/racing professionals
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Elegant and Exact: George Stubbs's The Anatomy of the Horse

Elegant and Exact: George Stubbs's The Anatomy of the Horse | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

The exhibition "Paintings by George Stubbs from the Yale Center for British Art" is now open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

 

Click on the top headline or large image to open the article in the Met's blog.


 

Fran Jurga's insight:

In this article, research assistant Carol Santoleri explores how  George Stubbs's groundbreaking treatise, "The Anatomy of the Horse: including a particular description of the bones, cartilages, muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins, and glands" is put to work in his fine art paintings.

 

Equine anatomy in the middle of the Big Apple? Yes!

 

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New Zealand Farrier Apprentice Aims to Jump to the Top of the Horse and Farrier World

New Zealand Farrier Apprentice Aims to Jump to the Top of the Horse and Farrier World | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Fran Jurga's insight:

"When the Taranaki Daily News caught up with recent World Cup winning showjumper Myers this week, he was surrounded by flighty Thoroughbred horses and busy tapping in nails on the one he was shoeing.


"In a short break between clients, Myers revealed a little about himself and his sport.


"The 19-year-old apprentice farrier showed he was a force to be reckoned with in showjumping's top league when scoring an upset win on his 10-year-old gelding Pick Me in a World Cup qualifier at Taupo last weekend."


@hoofcarejournal writes: Remember this name: Tim Myers. He's only 19 but his accomplishment in both showjumping and farriery are putting him on the radar of his sport and his profession.


This article gives background on Tim's dedication to excelling both under and on horses. And he plays rugby, too!


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Cracked Hoof Prevents Celebrity Euro Warmblood Stallion Jack Sparrow from Breed Performance Test; Foals Will Be Unregistered via eurodressage

Cracked Hoof Prevents Celebrity Euro Warmblood Stallion Jack Sparrow from Breed Performance Test; Foals Will Be Unregistered  via eurodressage | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

"The hyped Oldenburg breeding stallion Jack Sparrow is not participating in the mandatory 30-day Stallion Performance Test in Schlieckau. This means that all 2013 born Jack Sparrow foals will not have full registry papers.


"A cracked hoof is the reason why the stallion will not be participating in the testing."


@HoofcareJournal writes: Click on the headline or image to read more details about how a hoof crack, which is being managed with shoes and pads, has sabotaged a celebrity stallion's ability to call himself by either Dutch Warmblood or Oldenburg terms.


Is he the stallion in search of a studbook?


The stallion's owner has even offered to buy the foals from frustrated breeders who bred to him and now worry about having unregisterable offspring.


And meanwhile, he is obviously not on the indoor dressage circuit wiht his rider, Olympian Edward Gal.

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Olympic Gourmet: Team Kazakhstan's Secret Weapon Will Be Their Horsemeat Sausages | The Atlantic

Olympic Gourmet: Team Kazakhstan's Secret Weapon Will Be Their Horsemeat Sausages | The Atlantic | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
The Kazakh national squads are bringing horse delicacies that might be tough to find in London.


Click on the big bold headline at the top to read this article.


@FranJurga writes: Is Borat covering the Olympics? He could've written this article except this is not satire, it's real: The Atlantic is reporting that Team Kazakhstan will bring its own supply of horsemeat delicacies--and a stash of caviar--to London for their athletes' diets.


They believe their horsemeat sausages will be their secret weapon.


How will they get it through customs?


Read more news headlines from Fran Jurga's ScoopIt news feed for the 2012 Olympic horse sport events. Choose from a daily email digest, an RSS feed, or view the feed in rich visual "magazine" format anytime at http://www.scoop.it/t/franjurga



It's all part of the master plan centered around Fran Jurga's Discover London Equestrian Olympics blog.

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Hoof Boot Solution for an Arthritic Friesian Horse - The Martha Stewart Blog

Hoof Boot Solution for an Arthritic Friesian Horse - The Martha Stewart Blog | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

"There is a lot of controversy about whether to shoe a horse or not, as many of you have commented on this blog. 


"Betsy Perreten, my stable manager, and I feel that shoes are appropriate for my Friesians because of the type of riding we do, mostly on dirt roads and trails through the woods. 


"We also employ a knowledgeable and capable farrier, Linda Friedman, who takes great care of the horses’ hooves and fits and changes their shoes regularly.  Meindert, one of my horses, hasn’t worn rear shoes in quite some time.  He suffers from arthritis and has difficulty holding his rear legs up for Linda to shoe. 


"Betsy is very in-tune with the horses and can read their moods quite well.  When Meindert is feeling fine, she likes to keep him active and will take him out for short, easy rides. 


"Recently, she got him some hoof boots for his rear feet from a company called Easy Care Inc. and from the looks of things, Meindert really loves wearing them."


@HoofcareJournal wrote: Kudos to Martha Stewart for trying to keep her horse safe and (hopefully) comfortable this winter.


This blog post is a slide show of the process of outfitting a Friesian horse with Easycare hoof boots that were ordered by mail. A few weeks ago, Ms Stewart documented the process known around here as "winter shoeing" on the rest of her Friesian herd.


Click on the headline or image to open the article on the Martha Blog.


Read lots more about hoof boots, horseshoes and everything in between on Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog.

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High-Tech Slo-Mo Reining Horse: What They Won't See in Oklahoma City This Weekend Via The Hoof Blog

High-Tech Slo-Mo Reining Horse: What They Won't See in Oklahoma City This Weekend Via The Hoof Blog | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

You have to love the sport of reining, but you also have to admit that it is all sort of a blur when those little horses pick up the tempo. During the spin and slide I always wish I could see their legs and hooves. Good luck with that!


There's no doubt these horses get a workout in the biomechanics department so when I saw that Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics had videotaped a reiner with his high-speed video camera, I knew it would be worth watching in slo-mo.


So let's toast the beginning of the big weekend for the sport of reining...


@HoofcareJournal writes: Don't just ride, slide! Watch this high-tech video of a reining horse executing a slide. This is the biggest weekend in the sport of reining: The best horses and riders in the world are competing at the NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma. 


Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics captured a reining horse with his 300-frames-per-second high-speed video camera, for some high-quality slow motion. It's 25 times faster than the human eye.


Click on the big headline or image to watch the video on The Hoof Blog!


You'll find all the news and features related to hoofcare and lameness on The Hoof Blog: http://www.hoofcare.blogspot.com


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US Olympic Dressage Horse Ravel Used Stem Cell Therapy : Discovery News

US Olympic Dressage Horse Ravel Used Stem Cell Therapy : Discovery News | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Ravel, a regular client of Rodrigo Vazquez of Equine Surgical Services at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California, is believed to be the first Olympian to benefit from a stem cell-based treatment. Ravel was the highest scoring horse on Team USA at the Olympics.


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Olympic Jumping: Saudi horse Presley Boy in intensive care with laminitis - Horse & Hound

Olympic Jumping: Saudi horse Presley Boy in intensive care with laminitis - Horse & Hound | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Saudi showjumper Khaled Al Eid’s ride Presley Boy developed colic and laminitis on Friday...


@FranJurga writes: Horse and Hound is reporting this news tonight; please click on the bold headline at the top to go to their story.


Presley Boy is a superstar jumper who competed successfully at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010.


The photo is a file image from my DiscoverWEG blog, provided by Alltech, and taken by Dirk Caremans. Khaled Al Eid dropped his reins and was thanking Allah after one of his successful rounds.


Photos of Khaled Al Eid praying were on the front pages of papers across the USA.


Read more news headlines from Fran Jurga's ScoopIt news feed for the 2012 Olympic horse sport events. Choose from a daily email digest, an RSS feed, or view the feed in rich visual "magazine" format anytime at http://www.scoop.it/t/franjurga


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