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.
- Farrier Focus Podcast: Bob Marshall
- Journey through the Joints Healthcare Tool
- Mustad Specialty Forging Shoe Making Series: Hind Preventer
- Farriery at the Olympic Games
The Farrier Focus Podcast talks with International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Bob Marshall about how he developed his skills as a farrier and became a world champion in competition. He shares some of his favorite memories about being a farrier, some funny things that have happened to him over the years and lessons that farriers can learn from to use in their businesses.
The University of Guelph offers a video tour of the equine joints. This interactive learning tool will teach you what is normal and what is not when it comes to a horse’s joint. This tool enables users to understand what is happening below the surface and how to manage joint inflammation.
Grant Moon demonstrates how to forge the hind preventer, punched for six Mustad E6 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.
Ben Benson, a Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire, England, farrier, demonstrates thermography cameras that help monitor the horses’ temperature at the warm up and after the competition during the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.