Cornell's Equine Seminar Series Presents "Understanding the Geometry of Shoeing the Hind End”

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s March Equine Seminar Series will be held on Tuesday, March 23, from 6–7 p.m Eastern.
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Steve Kraus, Certified Journeyman Farrier and Head of Cornell's Farrier Services and training program, will explain the geometrical effects of trimming and shoeing horses for improved performance and balance.

Steve Kraus, Certified Journeyman Farrier and Head of Cornell's Farrier Services and training program, will explain the geometrical effects of trimming and shoeing horses for improved performance and balance.

There are a lot of forces at work that impact the powerful hind end of the horse. Certified Journeyman Farrier Steve Kraus will explain how proper geometry and trimming lead to improved performance during Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s March Equine Seminar Series, on Tuesday, March 23 from 6–7 p.m. Eastern via Zoom.

WHAT: Steve Kraus, Certified Journeyman Farrier and Head of Cornell's Farrier Services and training program, will explain the geometrical effects of trimming and shoeing horses for improved performance and balance.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Via zoom, registration required https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016159960799/WN_lMtKYVASR5GsIyYFpKacjg

WHO: The event is free and open to the public. 

Kraus is an American Farriers Association Certified Journeyman Farrier who has been the head of Farrier Services and a Sr. Lecturer of Large Animal Surgery at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has also been the instructor of the Farrier School there since 2010. Prior to that, he worked for more than 40 years in his own farrier business in Central New York. He is known for troubleshooting lame, injured and underperforming horses, and he has shod horses of practically every breed and discipline. 

Kraus has lectured to farriers, veterinarians and horse owners all over the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. He has been a featured speaker at the International Hoof Care Summit, Laminitis Conference, Equine Affaire and the American Farriers Association Convention. He has written many articles published in the American Farriers Journal, The Horse Journal, and The Professional Farrier. In 2016, he was inducted into the International Farriers Hall of Fame.

The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Held on the second Tuesday of most months, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics. The event is free and open to the public. 

For additional information about the college, see the College of Veterinary Medicine news website.

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