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GAIT

Can be defined as a way of going (motion of a horse).


GELDING

A castrated male horse of any age.


GET

A collective term for all of a given horse’s offspring.


GRANDFATHER CLAUSE

A B.W.F.A. membership policy which allowed horseshoers to join as CJF I, CJF II, and CMF members without taking examinations, based upon prior experience.


GIRTH

Distance around body behind elbows and over withers; may be used as a reasonably accurate estimate of weight.


GRAVEL

See: Abcess


GROOVING

Cutting or burning a horizontal groove across the fibers of the hoof horn to alter the way in which stresses are transferred up the wall. This may be done when treating founder, flares, basal cracks, and other hoof maladies.


GROWTH PLATES

See: Epiphyseal plates.


GROWTH RINGS

See: Hoof rings.


GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL FARRIERS (GPF)

A farrier organization which issues professional credentials and which requires all members to meet the Registered Journeyman Farrier (RJF) standard, which is based on the knowledge, experience and skills needed to practice farriery on a professional level.