Cornell University Hospital for Animals


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Steve  Kraus

  • Steve Kraus
  • Title: Certified Journeyman Farrier, Head of Farrier Services Lecturer of Large Animal Surgery
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Steve Kraus has been shoeing horses for more than 40 years.  He received a bachelor's degree in animal science from Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and is an American Farrier's Association Certified Journeyman Farrier. Since 1968, Kraus has also been the farrier for all the equine programs in the Cornell University Athletic department, which includes the Cornell Polo Team, Equestrian Team, and Physical Education Riding Program. Steve giveslectures about horseshoeing topics nationwide. An avid rider and polo player, Kraus owns and trains five polo horses at his farm in Trumansburg, New York. He plays outdoor polo during the summer and coaches and umpires for indoor polo at the Cornell Equestrian Center during the rest of the year.