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.   

Day in the Life: Billy Mulqueen

Mustad Hoofcare’s “Day in the Life” returns with farrier Billy Mulqueen. In this video, Billy takes us on a typical day in Newmarket, England, and the surrounding villages with his team, shoeing horses and providing remedial care.


Blacksmith Boot Camp: S1 E9 — This is Why I Joined Horseshoeing School

This episode of Heartland Horseshoeing School’s Blacksmith Boot Camp, sponsored by GE Forge & Tool, introduces Hugh, Julia and Hannah. Students come to Heartland from all over the world and these three students are no exception. In respective order, we have New Mexico, Canada and Alaska each being represented by the new students introduced to this episode. Julia has her first experience at dramatically impacting a horse’s life with the skills she’s learning at the school. It proves to be worth all the late-night forging and many more hardships that Heartland demands.

Striker Communication and Team Work

In this video from Vagabond Forge and Kahn Forge, Fairhope, Ala., farrier Daniel Jones, CJF, and Campbell, Texas, farrier Sawyer Spradling, CJF, discuss striker communication and team work during the American Farriers Team Trials at Five Star Horseshoeing School in Minco, Okla.

The Importance of Watching Horses Rest

In a Facebook post from The Equine Documentalist, Yogi Sharp discusses why watching horses rest benefits his farrier work.



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