Each day, American Farriers Journal encounters a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at an aspect of the equine industry. Our favorite content for "This Week" is aggregated here. We hope it offers a useful tip to improve your hoof-care business, expands your knowledge by giving you something new to ponder, or entertains you when you need a break most.
- Curtis Burns Asks: Can You Cuff?
- American Farrier's Association Highlights the Benefits of Competition
- BloodHorse Presents: "I Am Horse Racing: Steve Norman"
- Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop: The Business Side of a Farrier's Life
- Virginia Tech Webinar Provides COVID-19 Guidance for Animal Healthcare Providers
As long as foals continue to hit the ground running, so too will their limb deformities. Although these might seem like intimidating cases, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., farrier Curtis Burns offers a quick tutorial on the application of foal cuffs to help you get started.
From lessons in time management to learning new shoes and how they are used, shoeing competitions can be a great way to improve your everyday work as a farrier. Michigan farrier Jennifer Horn shares some of these benefits in her presentation, "Everyday Work Judges — Competition Benefits Carried into your Everyday Performance," which was recorded earlier this year at the 2020 American Farrier's Association Convention in Chattanooga, Tenn.
From evaluating and managing foal feet to treating thrush on race horses, Midway, Ky., farrier Steve Norman has a lot of great insight to share with other farriers. He gets a little more personal when he is featured in BloodHorse's video series "I Am Horse Racing" and he talks about why he loves being a farrier.
A rasp, nippers and horseshoes – these are the tools that come to mind when you think of a farrier. But as a business owner, farriers need a different set of tools to manage scheduling, billing and client information. Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop hosted a presentation about iForgeAhead, an app that might be able to help.
A panel of government and animal healthcare representatives assembled by Virginia Tech discussed the most recent information about COVID-19 and its statewide, as well as national, implications in a webinar.
Check out "This Week" from May 10 for other interesting information found from around the web.