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.
- Road to 2021 National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition
- Step Two: Shape and Fit
- Arizona Farrier School Recruiting Women to the Trade
Newmarket, England, farrier Grant Moon demonstrates forging the crossfire hind shoe punched for six Mustad Combo 5 Nails. The shoe will be forged in the Specialty Forging Class, sponsored by Mustad Hoofcare, at the 2021 National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition in Arlington, Texas. The competition will be from Nov. 9-11 at the Arlington Expo Center.
Bobby Menker moves on with the shoe shaping and fit for the left front foot on Annabelle. He's using the Kerckhaert Steel Comfort Sport. He chose this shoe for the "comfort" and protection it provides her on her right front that needed to be repaired. The shoe is clipped, positioned between the second and third nail hole.
Cronkite News visits the Tucson School of Horseshoeing where they are teaching equine hoof care and hoping to get more women to take up the profession.