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.
- Addressing Hoof Capsule Diseases
- Tips for Managing Your Lower Back Pain
- The Birth of a Tool
- Mullins Farrier Podcast Interview with Lori McBride
Presented by Dr. Scott Morrison of Rood and Riddle and and Florida farrier Curtis Burns, the webinar "Management of a Foreign Body and Topical Disease Associated with the Hoof Capsule" is a combined professional effort. It's one of many online learning opportunities offered by the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners free for NEAEP members or available for purchase.
Lower back pain is a common complaint among many farriers. Sports Therapist Gary Edwards discusses why this is the case and shares his tips to strengthen core muscles and relieve pain with the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association in a video series.
Northmen, a guild of northern master craftsmen who design and create woodworking tools, knives and weapons, shares a three-part documentary series that uncovers the process of making tools. The third in the series is the making of the Damascus steel knife. Other tools featured in the series are the chisel and axe.
Carey Macy, a farrier in Alta Vista, Kan., trained Fort Riley's 1st Cavalry Mounted Color Guard soldiers in proper hoof-care practices for the American Farrier's Association certification. The Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard performs mounted drill and weapons demonstrations as well as military ceremonies at Fort Riley.