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Stuart Muir

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.

Like human athletes, sport horses are bound to sustain injuries that can create both short- and long-term issues. During a thought-provoking session, "Management of Common Pathologies in Sport Horses," Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Resident Farrier Stuart Muir will discuss how to manage the common pathologies that you will face. 

About Stuart Muir: Stuart started his horse shoeing career in Christchurch, New Zealand. After completing a 4 year apprenticeship, Muir started his own business in 1999 and worked towards obtaining his New Zealand certification. Once certified, Muir continued to expand his business, working on numerous therapeutic cases and on some of New Zealand’s top race and show horses. In 2012, Muir was hired as full-time farrier at Rood & Riddle Equine, where he worked under the guidance of Dr. Scott Morrison.

Muir’s clientele at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital consists of sport horses and horses that have diagnosed pathology. Muir enjoys the challenge of working on complex pathology and enjoys rehabilitating horses. His passion for offering advanced hoof care while at the hospital, has given him the opportunity to experience shoeing sport horses in America and South America, and race horses in the Middle East.

Muir gained his American Farriers Association Certified Journeyman Farrier Certificate in 2014 and his diploma with The Worshipful Company of Farriers in 2018. He continues to offer education and lecturing for organizations and veterinary clinics throughout America and Canada. Some of the organizations include The Equine Lameness Prevention Organization and the International Hoof-Care Summit.

His work has been published in many magazines, journals and magazines — including American Farriers Journal. In 2017 Stuart was elected as a Board member for the North East Association of Equine Practitioners.

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 www.Americanfarriers.com/Performance.

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