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.   

Barrel Horse is Ready to Rock 'n' Roll 

When he encounters a barrel racing horse with negative plantar (hind) angles and a crushed lateral heel, Brock, Texas, farrier, Lee Olsen of Olsen Equine modifies a St. Croix CrossOver Shoe into a rocker shoe with the goal of rocking the foot forward, allowing the compromised heels to be relieved. The black line drawn on the hoof is the highest part of the rocker. 


Understanding Equine Conformation

International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Michael Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (Hons) discusses equine conformation in a special presentation by RATE Hoof Care.


Where are They Now: Carl Via

Virginia farrier, Carl Via, was featured in the “Where are they Now” feature in The Central Virginian newspaper.  Via was the 2019 winner of the World Championship Blacksmiths national competition.

Carl Via From Virginian


Reprofile Your Knife with Justin Frank

Granby, Colo., farrier Justin Frank shares his tips for reprofiling your knife in this video.

Justin Frank Knife


Low Tow, Low Heels

International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame member Robert Bowker, DVM, PhD continues his discussion of the effects of a long toe low heel trim on structures of the horse's hoof with Sure Foot Equine Stability Founder Wendy Murdoch 


Check out "This Week" from Jan. 17 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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