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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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Equine practitioners explained: the biomechanics expert - Horse & Hound

Equine practitioners explained: the biomechanics expert  - Horse & Hound | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

What do they do?


Equine biomechanists specialize in the mechanics of the horse, particularly the measurement and analysis of movement.


By using video or sensors and analysing a horse’s movement mathematically, they can work out what is going on internally. This can help to identify such problems as tendon and ligament strains...


@HoofcareJournal writes: Dr. Sian Lawson fills the world in on what she does--and why it is important to understand how and why horses move the way they do.


Kudos to Horse and Hound Magazine in Great Britain for bringing to light some of the lesser-known professionals who play a big part--and bigger all the time--in the expanding world of horse health and movement.


Watch for Dr. Lawson on The Hoof Blog in the near future!


Click on the headline or image to read the abbreviated story on the Horse and Hound web site. I think last week's print edition has a longer version of this article.


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Just thought this might be interesting for the sports science students as part of the degree

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Walking horse inspectors release conflicting Celebration violation rates

Walking horse inspectors release conflicting Celebration violation rates | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Last week, a USDA release said there was a 91 percent compliance rate — or 9 percent violation rate — at the Celebration. The Celebration's own compliance figure, released Thursday, is higher.


@HoofcareJournal writes: In a normal year, the Walking horse soring controversy fades from the news as soon as the Celebration ends on Labor Day weekend.


But this year is different and it may continue to be differet. While industry vs USDA inspection statistics may conflict, the bigger story may be that if the Horse Protect Act Amendments of 2012 pass Congress (after being introduced last week), the landscape of inspections and the entire showing scene wil be changed forever.


Keep reading Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog and the Jurga Report for more news on the future of Tennessee walking horse showing.

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Tensions high as inspectors take crackdown to heart of the walking horse industry (with video)

Tensions high as inspectors take crackdown to heart of the walking horse industry (with video) | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — The extremes have placed the Volunteer State's most recognizable icon under unprecedented scrutiny by government regulators, criminal prosecutors and the public.


The question on everyone's lips: Is abuse still happening and how widespread is it?


It has led to a showdown of animal lovers, and the trigger is Shelbyville's 11-day Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, a 74-year-old tradition that began Wednesday and ends Saturday.


Click on the big bold headline to read the full story and watch the video on timesfreepress.com.

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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


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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Support-limb laminitis forces leading Thoroughbred stallion Thorn Park out of service in New Zealand « The Informant (NZ)

Support-limb laminitis forces leading Thoroughbred stallion Thorn Park out of service in New Zealand  « The Informant (NZ) | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Leading stallion Thorn Park has been withdrawn from service for the remainder of the breeding season after contracting laminitis in a hind foot.


@HoofcareJournal writes: What began as a puncture wound in the stallion's sole turned into a classic case of support-limb laminitis in the opposite foot.


Click on the headline or photo to read the full article from New Zealand.


Be sure to read Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog to stay up to date on news about laminitis and all foot conditions in the horse: http://www.hoofcare.blogspot.com and follow @HoofcareJournal  on Twitter.


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Texas farrier Nichole Smith shoes her way to England

Texas farrier Nichole Smith shoes her way to England | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

We've all heard the saying "a horse of a different color," right? Well, Wichita Falls farrier Nichole Smith of SS Horseshoeing soon will see some horses in a different country.


"I got word a few weeks ago from the American Farrier Association as part of its cultural exchange program," she said. "I will be going around Dec. 15 and stay for a month. I am pretty nervous. I will kind of be carrying the responsibility to represent the AFA."


@HoofcareJournal writes: Congratulations, Nichole!


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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?


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