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.   

Shoeing for Winter Conditions

International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF, explains in this Farrier Product Distribution video how he set up a pleasure horse for the snow and ice that is common in the northeast. Wildenstein uses Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory Snow Rim pads and also inserts tungsten pins in the heel and toe area.



AFA Marks Highlights of 2020

The American Farrier’s Association celebrated the bright spots in a year that has been full of challenges. The annual convention, certification and pre-certification programs, American Farriers Team and volunteer leaders are among the highlights featured in this 2020 recap.



How to Make a Horseshoe Gate Latch

Brock, Texas, farrier Lee Olsen, CJF, APF,  demonstrates how to make a gate latch out of a horseshoe in this video.



A Farrier and His Faith

International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Doug Butler discusses his life’s vocation as a hoof-care professional, teacher and the connection of farriery to his faith in this video.



Hoof Packing Protocols

International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Mitch Taylor discusses his hoof packing protocol with Horse&Rider.


Check out "This Week" from Dec. 13 for other interesting information found from around the web. Is there something you want to share in "This Week"? Send us an email.

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