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.
- Grant Moon’s Shoemaking Competition
- Getting the Best Bond with Adhesives
- Equine Back Movement
- Foal Hoof Development
- Secrets of 6 Figure Shoers
International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Grant Moon is hosting a shoemaking competition.The novice class is challenged to make a hind bar shoe out of a Mustad Equi-Librium Air and the open class to make a preventer hind bar shoe. Entries must be submitted to Grant Moon by Dec. 5 for judging. See how to make the shoes in this Mustad Live replay.
Ever wonder how much a horse’s back moves during exercise? Dr. David Marlin, a scientist and equine consultant in Cambridge, United Kingdom, shared a short video of a horse walking and trotting on a treadmill viewed from above.
The transformation that occurs to the hoof during the first year in a horse’s life is nothing short of remarkable. See the changes in shape, size and pigmentation that take place during this critical period in a time-lapse video shared by Dr. Simon Curtis, a Newmarket, England, farrier.
International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Dr. Doug Butler discusses what it takes to build a farrier business that consistently produces six figures plus each year in this episode of Farrier Focus Podcast.