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.
- Mustad Specialty Forging Shoe Making Series — Reverse Shoe
- Reset of the Kerckhaert Comfort Sport
- Dusty Franklin Farrier Clinic
- Blacksmith Boot Camp: S1 E5 - Two Final Horses | Clinching Like a Pro
New Market, England, farrier Grant Moon demonstrates how to forge the reverse shoe, punched for Mustad E4 nails. The shoe will be part of the Specialty Forging Class at the National Forging & Horseshoeing Competition during the American Farrier's Association Convention in Arlington, Texas.
Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker continues shoeing a horse with the Kerckhaert Comfort Sport horseshoe. The front shoe has plenty of wear left and in this video Menker tweaks the fit for the changes in the hoof over the 8 weeks. He is methodical about his processes and will always check all views of the shoe fit before starting his nailing.
Kansas farrier Jason RoTramel of Kahn Forge live streamed the Dusty Franklin farrier clinic, hosted by Sierra Farrier Supply and HorseTown Farrier Supply.
Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo., and GE Forge & Tool present the fifth episode of Blacksmith Boot Camp. In this episode, we meet two new farrier students in this episode, each attempting to pass their final horse (one requirement for graduation at Heartland). First, we have Ernesto all the way from Mexico City attempting his fifth final horse, followed by the all-American, Chance, with his 11th attempt at his final run. Also in this episode, Cody Gregory gives another valuable and thorough demonstration on clinching a foot.