American Farriers Journal
American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
Several years ago, one of my customers had a mini foal born with a serious angular limb deformity. This experience set me on a course to tap into my engineering background to develop a process for correcting angular limb deformities.
Frank Lupton, a long-time farrier from Oklahoma City, Okla., and champion breeder of mini horses, was the subject of an article that was published in the September/October 2009 issue of American Farriers Journal. That article was the best source of information for what I was doing. I asked Lupton to review, critique and coach me on my work with this mini. He generously agreed to share his time, experience and knowledge with me. From that first experience with the mini foal, I began developing the repeatable process by combining sound engineering principles with sound conformation and farrier principles.
The benefits of this process include: