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Dean Moshier

Join American Farriers Journal April 24-26 for the first Performance Horse Hoof-Care Classroom focused on hunters and jumpers. This 100% free-to-attend online educational event will feature 8 on-demand video presentations attendees can watch online on their own schedule, during these 3 days.

The Performance Horse Hoof-Care Classroom offers practical information about shoeing for different surfaces, managing common pathologies of hunters/jumpers, competition judging and how it relates back to farriery, and advice from leading professionals in the hunter/jumper field.

During a thought-provoking session, "Farriers Influencing Movement (From Judge and Farrier Perspective)," Johnstown, Ohio, farrier Dean Moshier will share how farriers are influencing movement from the judge and farrier perspective and and how farriers can better influence movement at not only the B-level and below, but the A-level and above.

When providing hoof care for hunters and jumpers, most farriers focus on fundamentals of improving performance —and rightfully so. But how does your work positively or negatively impact your client’s chances in the show ring? Moshier has been shoeing horses for nearly 30 years, but he has also spent some time as a show judge. In this session, Moshier will offer his insights on how farriery influences judges, what they are looking for, and what you can do to help your client’s chances in the show ring.

About Dean Moshier: Dean Moshier has been shoeing horses of most breeds and disciplines for more than 20 years. He has an associate’s degree from the State University of New York at Morrisville in Saddlehorse Management and Production. He has trained several breeds of horses from Arabians to Standardbred racehorses.

For the past 16 years, Moshier has been able to devote his full attention to shoeing in central Ohio, although he has been spotted judging an occasional horse show be it an open show, non-rated hunter or non-rated dressage show.

As an Accredited Professional Farrier with the American Association of Professional Farriers, he strives to continually educate himself on the latest techniques and products. Moshier has been published in the American Farriers Journal, and contributes to the magazine regularly. Besides being named a member of the advisory board, he has also been a speaker at the International Hoof-Care Summit and has led numerous roundtable discussions. He has also spoken at several other national horse events, as well as some on the local level. Moshier enjoys success shoeing horses with various therapeutic needs and working one on one with their owners.

To learn more about this and other Hunter/Jumper Performance Horse Hoof-Care Classroom presentations, and to register for this free online educational event, visit

Title sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for farriers include American Farriers Journal, Victory, Mustad and W.F. Young.

Watch below as Moshier and American Farriers Journal Lead Content Editor Jeff Cota discuss Moshier's presentation, "Farriers Influencing Movement (From Judge and Farrier Perspective)."