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Danvers Child CJF A lifelong horseman and practicing farrier since 1972, Danvers specializes in shoeing sport and performance horses. He served as a supervisor for the Official Farriers at the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games, and he also serves as an Official Farrier for the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event.

Barefoot or shod: what’s right for YOUR horse?

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“Hello Dr. Gray. I am writing today in regards to shoeing. There seems to be a trend towards riding barefoot. A huge article just came out in Dressage Today magazine about Shannon Peters taking a few of her top performers barefoot. I am intrigued by this concept because I have been taught that horses always need shoes for added stability. The thought of riding without shoes is equal to the sin of jumping without a helmet. Should my training level dressage gelding go barefoot?…”

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Ask the Farrier: Hoof Circulation Q & A with Danvers Child, CJF

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“Some hoof supplements say they support healthy blood flow—why is that important? I thought hooves were “dead” tissue. – BR from Waynesville, NC”

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Ask the Farrier: Important factors for hoof health

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“Several riders at my barn use hoof supplements for their horses, while others swear by a particular farrier. When it comes to healthy hooves, what factor plays the biggest role? — BM from Washington D.C.”

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Stable Smart Q&A: Winter Hoof Care with Danvers Child, CJF

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What should horse owners be aware of in order to take great care of their horses’ hooves as winter approaches?

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Healthy Hooves 360: Expert Hoof Care Advice from Farrier Danvers Child, CJF

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Strong, healthy hooves are the foundation for a strong, healthy horse. But how do you make sure your horse’s hooves in tip-top shape? Join us for a FREE webinar with expert farrier Danvers Child, CJF, for a comprehensive look at hoof heath, covering everything from hoof dynamics and anatomy, to trimming and shoeing, to hoof growth and maintenance.

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