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.
- Myofascial Connections of the Hoof
- Straight Bar Shoe with a Toe Clip and Medial Heel Extension
- Mullins Podcast Welcomes Travis Burns
- The Navicular Bone and Beyond
The Equine Documentalist, Yogi Sharp, a farrier based in Brighton, England, talks with Dr. Martina Neidhart about how the hoof affects the musculoskeletal system and vice versa. This videocast serves as an introduction into the world of myofascia, kinetic chains and tensegrity, how the hoof plays a role in whole horse integrity and how the whole horse plays a role in its morphology.
Scottish farrier David Varini demonstrates how to make a straight bar shoe with a toe clip and a medial heel extension this video presented by Mustad Hoofcare. The shoe is featured in the The Worshipful Company of Farriers syllabus.
The Mullins Farrier Podcast interviews farrier Travis Burns, associate professor at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He is one of 6 Americans to become a Fellow in the Worshipful Company of Farriers by examination from the United Kingdom, the FWCF. He currently serves as the chief of farrier services in the Equine Podiatry Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Presented by Dr. Sammy Pittman of Innovative Equine Podiatry and Dr. Lauren Schnabel, associate professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, the webinar "The Navicular Bone and Beyond - A Team Approach" 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.