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.
- Understanding Adhesive Heat Cycle
- The Humble Hoof: Jec Ballou
- Freshening Up Rasps
- Altering the Plane of the Third Phalanx (PIII)
In this video from Farrier Product Distribution, Larkin Greene explains the importance of understanding the heat cycle that various adhesives used for hoof care go through. This is information that helps you to avoid issues with excessive heat build-up in your applications.
In this episode of The Humble Hoof, Jec Ballou, host of “Best Horse Practices” podcast and author of the “101 Exercises” books, discusses potential clues that a horse in training might be struggling with sore feet. She discusses both behavioral issues and improper muscle development that might stem from hidden lameness. She also talks about exercises to work through body compensations from foot soreness.
In this Facebook post from Vagabond Forge and Farrier, Jason RoTramel demonstrates how he freshens up his rasps in a PVC tube filled with muriatic acid.
In this video from Overview of the Equine Foot with Michael Savoldi, the Hall of Fame farrier discusses how pathology within the foot can be predictable.