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Farriers tend to label themselves with the disciplines of the horses that they shoe. While it’s beneficial to have a firm grasp on the horses’ hoof-care needs, Hank Chisholm, CJF, of Lucedale, Miss., urges caution about identifying too closely with labels.
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Dealing with Thrush and White Line Disease
Combining topical treatments with good hoof care will help you keep these common problems under control.
Why Equine Bones Break and Tendons Rupture
Understanding anatomy and physics can help prevent severe injuries.
Use Sugar to Treat Those Nasty Hoof Wound Injuries
The remarkable use of sugardine is now accepted more frequently by many veterinarians and farriers because of successful results and its economic significance.
Cryotherapy’s Role in Helping Lame Horses
Researchers examine cryotherapy’s analgesic effects with study of horses with induced lameness.
Back Up the Horse’s Entire Foot, Not Just the Toe
"Backing up the toe" might make the foot look aesthetically pleasing, but 6 weeks later all the work that was done previously needs to be done again. Focusing on just the toe leaves out the rest of the foot. Instead of thinking of backing up the toe, the focus needs to be on “backing up the whole foot.”
Farriery requires knowledge and skills to provide proper equine hoof care. In this series, sponsored by VICTORY, American Farriers Journal visits Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. In this edition, Chris Gregory discussed his journey to becoming an educator, his focus in teaching farrier students and the state of farrier education.
Farriery requires knowledge and skills to provide proper equine hoof care. In this series, sponsored by VICTORY, American Farriers Journal visits David Hallock and the Michigan State University Farrier Program. In this edition, David discusses his journey to becoming an educator and his focus in teaching farrier students.
Rich Lomen and Nate Stener need a warm, dry, efficient farrier rig to shoe 550 sport horses in frigid Minnesota. Their solution is a Dodge Ram 2500 ProMaster outfitted by Bay Horse Innovations.
The International Hoof-Care Summit is happy to announce its new location at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 21-24, 2025, for its 22nd annual event filled with focused learning that will change your practice forever.
As we continue in our third decade, our goal is to continue to help you expand your hoof-care education through a focused educational program covering the most important topics to today’s equine footcare professionals. The 21st annual Summit offers dozens of hours of solid answers to your most critical challenges from outstanding farriers, equine vets and hoof researchers. Get a first look at 2024’s newest and best products at the Summit Trade Show. And profit from unlimited “face-to-face” hallway networking time with the giants of the footcare profession.
Come see for yourself why past attendees say they take home an average of $4,576 in ready-to-use ideas!
Vettec has been manufacturing and distributing the highest level of horse hoof care products worldwide for over 15 years. Vettec’s extensive line of hoof-related materials allow your hoof-care professional to complete hoof repairs and glue on shoes with Adhere, urethane adhesive, as well as create instant horse shoes and foal extensions with Super Fast, equi-thane adhesive.
This 38 page report will guide you through the importance of learning and developing horsemanship, making the farriery process easier, safer, and more enjoyable. This report will provide you with basic horsemanship skills that are crucial for avoiding horse and human injury, as well as becoming a successful farrier.
You'll find a wide variety of useful information including:
Why you can’t hurry horsemanship
How good rapport and good horses go hand-in-hand
The importance of being able to “read” a horse and understanding the body language
Why not all “bad” horses are bad
The importance of patience
Advice on how to deal with soft hearted clients and their spoiled horses
This 5th edition of Hall of Fame Farrier Tips features a plethora of valuable advice from respected veteran members of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. Each was interviewed on various topics they thought every farrier should know; such as how to apply a frog plate to a keg shoe, tips to becoming more efficient, fundamentals of hoof care, tips on how to avoid volatile situations, and much more! Hall of Fame Farrier Tips Volume 5 will provide you with applicable advice on an extraordinary range of hoof-care topics.
This annual report is your personal guide for monitoring the trends and economic changes affecting the farrier industry. You’ll gain insight into the equine industry and discover how your farrier business compares to others by getting a glimpse at yearly farrier income growth, what farriers are charging, how farriers are funding retirement, where they are obtaining footcare product information, and much more!