ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Forging & Interfering??

Re: Forging & Interfering??

Duncan Fletcher (dfletche@gte.net)
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 21:06:24 -0800

Tracy -

Your description of scalping is a bit more detailed than the one I gave.
All my definitions came from Elements of Farrier Science by D.M. Canfield,
Farrier Instructor, Middle Tennessee State University.

Duncan Fletcher

> From: Tracy Stampke <zebella@idt.net>
> To: MARDIP@aol.com
> Cc: ridecamp@endurance.net
> Subject: Re: Forging & Interfering??
> Date: Friday, February 28, 1997 1:36 PM
> MARDIP@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Hmmm, I thought scalping was hitting the back of the front leg at a
> > higher than the heel with the toe of the hind foot. (My gelding did
what I
> > described while loose playing and required 20 stitches in his pastern.
> > Luckily he didn't sever the tendon.)
> ************************************************************************
> According to "Horses:A Guide to the Selection care and enjoyment" by
> Evans, scalping is defined as: The top of the hindfoot (right above the
> coronet) hitting the toe of the front foot right after the forefoot
> breaks over. So this scalping would be an injury on the rear leg.
> I couldn't find an exact name for what you described, but I'll keep
> looking....
> tracy

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