A Modern Look At … THE HOOF: Morphology ~ Measurement ~ Trimming ~ Shoeing
This excellent volume, A Modern Look at…The Hoof, is highly technical, of little use for horse owners accept as a reference material. Written for professional farriers, veterinarians, and horse ranchers, this exceptional book’s author, Monique Craig, obviously spent years to asses her material and was successful in the endeavor. One of its main assets is the hundreds of clear, close-up photo illustrations (and a few sketches) to explain every aspect of the hoof, including many radiographic (x-ray) images. The author (with her husband’s help) invented, designed, and marketed a unique way of trimming and shoeing horses she called EponaShoe, apparently with commercial success. She introduces her book with a rather lengthy foreword that includes her bio and plenty of self-congratulations, and without further ado moves into the technical text, first with the basics such as anatomy of the hoof and its terminology. This is followed by two chapters on measuring and assessing the hoof. The main body of this volume is the next two chapters: The Epona Trim, and Shoeing and Case Studies. This book is a must for all professionals dealing with horses and possibly for dedicated horse owners.
|Page Count||327 pages|
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|Category||Science & Nature|