Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Shoeing Icelandic Horses for Competition

In this video, Taylor Keenan, a farrier from New York, explains some of the intricacies of shoeing Icelandic horses for evaluation and/or competition per FEIF regulations.  As he explains the intent of the regulations is to "By prohiting exagerated shoeing methods, the governing organization FEIF is trying to achieve two goals: protecting the horse's soundness and welfare and preserving breed quality by not using artificial means to enhance its movement."

NOTE:  Please refer to the FEIF web page for the most recent update to shoeing requirements since some of the information in this video may be out of date.
http://www.feif.org/

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