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.
- 8 Reasons Why Horses Stumble
- How Do You Measure Feet for Handmade Shoes?
- Blacksmith Boot Camp: S1 E12
- Pathology of the Hind Foot
In this Facebook Live post, Bob Smith of Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School discusses why horses stumble that aren't related to trimming and shoeing.
In this Facebook post from Vagabond Forge and Farrier, American Farriers Team member Daniel Jones of Fairhope, Ala., explains how he measures feet for handmade shoes and how he keeps notes to maintain consistency.
This episode of Heartland Horseshoeing School’s Blacksmith Boot Camp, sponsored by GE Forge & Tool, with a graduation ceremony right around the corner, the pressure is on for Jaylen. He’s lost count of his final horse attempts. This episode may not have blood, but it has loads of sweat and tears.
The equine foot can develop pathologies. In this video, Hall of Fame farrier Michael Savoldi discusses two main pathologies associated within the hind feet, which are body weight loading the foot and conformation. The location will be in the mid-section of the foot and the lateral heel area.