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: Jim Poor

In this episode of the Farrier Focus Podcast, Jim Poor of Tuscola, Texas, shares lessons he learned from his father as a farrier, how he got started manufacturing tools, mistakes he made as a farrier, toolmaker and competitor.


Looking at Details Before Trimming

In this video from Farrier Product Distribution, Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker shares a few points of reference he uses before trimming his horses. All these details add up to better work and results.

Blacksmith Boot Camp: S1 E15 — A Dramatic Ending

In this episode of Heartland Horseshoeing School’s Blacksmith Boot Camp, sponsored by GE Forge & Tool, as the school year comes to a close, there’s just enough time for some fun and games from the seniors who have already passed their finals. However, there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the world for every student to pass. For some, it will come down to the very last day.

Anatomy of the Equine Foot: Heel Area

In this video from Overview of the Equine Foot with Michael Savoldi, the Hall of Fame farrier discusses some unique features of the foot that will explain the anatomical heel. How a foot is trimmed is very important when it comes to understand how the horse is standing on its foot. Equal length of wall beyond the sole plane can alter the stance. Unequal length of wall in the heel will alter the plane of the hoof capsule along with the plane of the distal phalanx (PIII).

Influence of Trimming & Shoeing on the Swing Phase

In this video from Werkman Hoofcare, Dr. Jenny Hagen discusses the influence of trimming and shoeing on the different aspects of the swing phase.

Check out "This Week" from Sept. 26 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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