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.
- Blacksmith Boot Camp: S1 E4 - Getting Schooled in the Heartland | Cupping a Shoe
- How Summer Affects the Horse
- Mustad Live with Sandra de Wilde
Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo., and GE Forge & Tool present the fourth episode of Blacksmith Boot Camp. In this episode, horses are brought to the school to get worked on. Students get some advice on dealing with a bad foot and how to cup a shoe to accommodate the challenging fit.
Anhidrosis, dry hooves, itchy skin and insects can all create problems for your horse in the summer months. In this video, Life Data discusses the impact summer and warmer weather has on the health and hooves of the horse. Watch this presentation to learn how to prevent and treat dry hooves, maintain body condition and promote healthy sweat production.
Mustad Live accompanies Sandra de Wilde on a day of shoeing in The Netherlands.