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.   

Mullins Farrier Podcast: Mark Hickcox

In this episode of the Mullins Farrier Podcast, Mark Hickcox shares his story of perseverance, dashed hopes, pivoting when roadblocks turn up, and finding your way back to the path.


Blacksmith Boot Camp: S1 E10 — Finding Love in the Heartland

This episode of Heartland Horseshoeing School’s Blacksmith Boot Camp, sponsored by GE Forge & Tool, we meet the young man who met his girlfriend on Fortnite. He’s affectionately known by the farrier students as “Cherry Bomb.” We also get a glimpse of the many couples that have recently formed at the school. Hmm, maybe that’s why we call it “Heartland?”

Farrier Focus Podcast: Rusty Brown

In this episode, the Farrier Focus Podcast talks with International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Rusty Brown, who been shoeing horses for more than 50 years. He served as president of the Western States Farrier Association from 1983-87. Rusty is known throughout the farrier industry for crafting beautiful jewelry. Rusty shares what it takes to succeed as a farrier today.

Are the Feet a Mirror Reflection of the Body?

In a Facebook post from The Equine Documentalist, Yogi Sharp discusses symptoms of higher issues that show up in the feet.

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Check out "This Week" from Aug. 15 for other interesting information found from around the web. Is there something you want to share in "This Week"? Send us an email.

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