This page lists material that supplements the May/June 2020 issue of American Farriers Journal.
Twenty-two years ago, American Farriers Journal launched Farriers Week for the equine industry to recognize farriers for their dedicated commitment to delivering hoof care to the horses. In 2012, American Farriers Journal started the “Farriers Spotlight” an online-exclusive compilation dedicated to showcasing many farriers throughout the industry. The farrier tributes featured here were either submitted by members of the equine community who want to express their gratitude to the farriers who care for their horses or farriers who want to thank their mentors for invaluable lessons. Submit your tribute here.
- Read Jeff Ridley’s original “Shoeing for a Living” article from July 2003
- Watch how he treats avulsions in a webinar.
(Supplement to "Diversification Offers Business Stability" on page 10.)
Business Practices During COVID-19
- Gain insight on business practices from several farrier experts including Tom Curl, Shane Westman and Alex Garcia, and Dave Farley.
(Supplement to "Optimism Continues Among Farriers During Pandemic" on page 16.)
More from Matt Taimuty and David Duckett
- Reading “Duckett vs. Russell” in which Taimuty details the differences between the methods used by Duckett and William Russell.
- Reading “A Prelude to Understanding Duckett’s Dot” in which Duckett stresses the importance of focusing on the science that gives practitioners a common language to work from.
- Reading “The Broad Application of Duckett’s Dot” in which Duckett discusses how his theory still helps to see beyond everyday work.
(Supplement to "Why Duckett’s Method is Still Confused with Russell’s" on page 26.)
More Insight from Steve Kraus
- Listening to the American Farriers Journal Podcast in which he discusses his decades in farriery, his role in educating farriers and vet students and what makes an idea an innovation.
- Reading “Chalklines Help Determine Trim,” in which Kraus discusses how the golden ratio helps him teach students how to develop their eye for trimming.
- Watching “Applying the Golden Ratio to Your Footcare,” in which Kraus demonstrates how he applies the golden ratio to his evaluation of a horse.”
(Supplement to "The Benefits of Proper Hind End Geometry" on page 30.)
Equine Reciprocating Systems: New Parts and Novel Attachments
Review any of the seven installments of Dr. Deb Bennett’s series online to improve your understanding of anatomy.
- Understanding Ligaments and Tendons In Horses
- Equine Reciprocating Systems: Interosseous Muscles to the Suspensory Apparatus
- Equine Reciprocating Systems: Connecting Tendon to Bone
- Equine Reciprocating Systems: Examining the Shoulder to Thorax Junction
- Equine Reciprocating Systems: Periosteum, Joints and Growth
- Equine Reciprocating Systems: Extreme Skeletal Specializations
(Supplement to "Equine Reciprocating Systems" on page 42.)
A Conversation with Travis Burns
- Travis Burns talks about his work at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and his path to becoming a farrier.
(Supplement to "How Well Do Patching Composite Materials Withstand Force?" on page 20.)
Esco Buff’s International Hoof-Care Summit Presentation
- Watch Esco Buff’s International Hoof-Care Summit presentation “Understanding How Unique Adhesive Applications Will Help Your Business Grow.”
(Supplement to "Adding Value with Adhesives" on page 54.)
- Review other farrier business surveys and polls on a variety of topics.
(Supplement to "How Does Your Practice Compare?" on page 57.)