This page lists material that supplements the March issue of American Farriers Journal.
Why Farriers Get Fired
- Data from nearly 1,500 surveyed horse owners dealing with changing farriers is summarized in "Why Horse Owners Tell Farriers… “You’re Fired!”" of the January/February 2021 issue of American Farriers Journal.
- Or download “Why Horse Owners Tell Farriers, You’re Fired!” – Coming Soon
Supplement to "Attitudes about Farriers are Improving" on page 13.
Shoeing For A Living Shaun Woodsum
- 1997 Cultural Exchange trip – Coming Soon
- Q&A with Shoeing for a Living Farrier – Coming Soon
Supplement to "Sharing His Passion and Knowledge" on page 16.
- Read other essays by Randy Luikart that may lead you to rethink commonly held hoof-care beliefs among farriers. – Coming Soon
Supplement to "Understanding What We Mean by 'Toe Length' " on page 24.
Gain more insight on frog support by
- Reading “Frog Support Vs. Frog Pressure,” in which the two terms are examined to distinguish the important differences.
- Reading “A Unique Approach to Frog Support,” in which Conny Svensson shares a beneﬁ cial application for 3-day eventers.
- Reading “How to Make an Open Toe Heart-Bar Shoe,” in which Dr. Adam Pendleton offers an option to support an acutely lame horse.
Supplement to "The Many Options for Creating Frog Support" on page 32.
Gain more insight on working with sedated horses by:
- Reading “Use Caution When Working on Sedated Horses,” in which farriers and equine veterinarians discuss the dangers of horses unexpectedly erupting out of their chemical restraints.
- Reading “Dealing with the Unruly Horse,” in which International Equine veterinarian Hall of Fame member Dr. Amy Rucker advises against working on a difﬁcult horse until its safe.
- Reading “Farriers Share Tips for Working with Sedated Horses,” in which shoers detail how they handle situations that require chemical restraints.
Supplement to "Sedating a Horse is Not Your Job" on page 40.
Gain more forging insight
- Reading "Improve Your Forge Work with the 4 Stages of Learning"
- Reading “Tips for Recognizing and Creating Hoof Shapes,” in which Tiffany Gardner explains how to train your eye to understand the contours of the foot.
- Reading “Bridge Analogy Improves Forging,” in which California farriers Tiffany Gardner and Jonathan Lambert explain how streel reacts to supported and unsupported hammer blows.
- Watching “Using the Bridge Analogy for Forging Horseshoes,” in which Lambert demonstrates how to move metal more efficiently.
Learn more from Kirk Underschultz
- Watching a video featuring Kirk Underschultz on how to get into the front driving position. – Coming Soon
- Reading the "Horsemanship Skills are Key to Handling the Hind Feet" and watching the accompany video to “Don’t Rush the Process” published in the December 2020 issue of American Farriers Journal about getting into the hind end driving position.