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Farrier Service

New Bolton Center, Farrier serviceAt New Bolton Center’s Farrier Service, one of the nation’s oldest, most well respected programs, our farriers have evolved ground-breaking techniques using glue-on shoes and synthetic polymers for hoof reconstruction.

Today, Chief of Farrier Services Pat Reilly continues to explore new materials and techniques for the advancement of hoof care, with studies underway to include the development of a protocol for in-shoe force measurement as a means of quantifying the effect of different shoes on the hoof. 

In addition, computer analysis of the hoof can assist in the accumulation of data which leads to a better understanding of deformation of the equine hoof as seen in under-run heels and hoof capsule distortion.

Since the hoof is such a critical element of a horse’s viability, New Bolton Center Farrier Service partners with Equine Sports Medicine as well as Surgery and Orthopedics to diagnose and treat the equine, as well as to research and develop new techniques in hoof care.

Example of New Bolton Center Farrier Service’s glue-on shoe



What's New


  • medial hoof separation and laminitis

  • medial hoof separation and laminitis
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  • "I love to teach. When I have to clean the basement or wash the car, that's work. When I went into New Bolton Center, that wasn't work, that was a pleasure."
    Charles Raker VMD, after receiving the Sage O. Kester Beyond the Call Award (the highest honor bestowed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners).

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    2000 Olympic Games - Groom&#039;s dinner with the famous Dr. Midge Leitch — with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/bettina.loy.7" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;;&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=1011173908&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%7D">Bettina Loy</a> at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sydney-Harbour/108531479205758?ref=stream" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;P&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=108531479205758&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%7D">Sydney Harbour</a>.
  • This is a similar coffin bone fracture (a different horse) shown at the time of the injury.


  • This is an articular coffin bone fracture shown from a reconstruction of a CT scan. This fracture is several months old and was treated with shoeing.


  • Farriers in coats and ties in Palm Beach Society Magazine? Go figure!


  • Penn Vet | Penn Vet Extra - Penn Vet Extra - December 2013: Aged Appaloosa Saved by New Bolton...
    www.vet.upenn.edu
    As the rain pelted down outside a rural Pennsylvania barn 30 years ago, the song playing on the radio was the hit “Wildfire.” The family, gathered to watch their Appaloosa mare give birth, named the foal after the song. They later invited a friend to come by to see the black colt with the white spot...
  • It seems a good day to remember Black Jack- named in honor of General John J. (Black Jack) Pershing, he was the riderless horse in more than 1,000 Armed Forces Full Honors Funerals (AFFHF), the majority of which were in Arlington National Cemetery. With boots reversed in the stirrups, he was a symbol of a fallen leader (including JFK). Black Jack was one of only two horses in U.S. history to be buried with full military honors. He was also a client of New Bolton Center's farrier Jack Anderson.

  • I arrived at work this morning to find a great present from one of my co-workers- a sign for the farrier service! Thanks Jeff!

  • More of a cast than a shoe, but we were attempting to support the lateral claw with the medial claw.


    Giraffe shoe
    More of a cast than a shoe, but we were attempting to support the lateral claw with the medial claw.

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  • Tis the season!

  • http://www.horsenation.com/2013/10/17/tech-3d-printer-makes-horseshoes-and-theyre-purple/


    Tech: 3D printer makes horseshoes. And they’re purple! « HORSE NATION
    www.horsenation.com
    Halfway across the hinterlands at an important competition and your horse loses his custom-made, I’ll-only-stay-sound-with-this-one shoe? Might not be a problem in the future.
  • This hoof was the basis for illustrations in several versions of Lungwitz book "On Horseshoeing", was brought to the United States by farrier Franz Enge and now resides in the UPenn Podological Museum at New Bolton Center.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA5nJPvZ6hg


    Online Hoof-Care Classrooms: Glue-On Shoes: Strategies, Myths And FAQ
    Sponsored By: Sound Horse Technologies Pat Reilly, the Chief of Farrier Services at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, provides advice for b...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA5nJPvZ6hg


    Online Hoof-Care Classrooms: Glue-On Shoes: Strategies, Myths And FAQ
    Sponsored By: Sound Horse Technologies Pat Reilly, the Chief of Farrier Services at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, provides advice for b...
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