Through podiatry examinations with gait analysis, Dr. Pendleton can develop a shoeing prescription that complements a patient’s specific needs. With this information Dr. Pendleton can perform the shoeing procedure himself and/or guide the horse’s regular farrier through the process.
The exclusive use of handmade shoes has been a cornerstone in Dr. Pendleton’s farrier practice from the start. The driving force behind utilizing handmade shoes has always been to reach and maintain a high skill level within his farrier practice.
The skills that Dr. Pendleton has attained in his practice as a farrier together with his veterinary training make him among the most versatile performance horse practitioners. He is able to both mechanically and medically treat patients in an effort to achieve their maximum potential.
Among of the most common equine podiatry issues treated at his practice include:
- Hoofwall distortions
- Management of conformational defects
- Objective gait analysis for lameness diagnosis or top performance potential
- Lameness referrals
- Routine farriery of upper level performance horses