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

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.



Getting the Best Bond with Adhesives

Larkin Greene discusses how a moisture meter can help you get the best bond possible when using adhesives in this Farrier Products video.



Equine Back Movement

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. 



Foal Hoof Development

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.



Secrets of 6 Figure Shoers

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.

Check out "This Week" from Nov. 8 for other interesting information found from around the web. Is there something you want to share in "This Week"? Send us an email. More from this series