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.   

Re-building a Hoof Capsule

In this video from Ian McKinlay, the South Amboy, N.J., farrier applies red and black pads on size 2 Victory Elite shoes that are glued on a Thoroughbred racehorse.


Tips for Keeping a Good Edge on Your Hoof Knife

In this video from Farrier Product Distribution, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Roy Bloom gives a quick lesson on sharpening your hoof knives with two different sharpeners- the FootPro Sharpener and the Diamond All-In-One Sharpener.

Farrier Focus Podcast: Dr. Simon Curtis

In this episode, Dr. Simon Curtis talks about his apprenticeship, early mistakes he made and what he learned from them, his association with Dr. Doug Butler, experiences with shoeing the Queen’s horses and other experiences throughout his career. He also shares his views on the importance of business training for farriers, how farriers can prepare for certification and exams, the importance of continuing education, and findings from his PhD research.

Mullins Farrier Podcast: Jeremy McGovern

In this episode, Jeremy McGovern, the executive editor and publisher of American Farriers Journal, gives insight into what goes on behind the scenes at AFJ and the International Hoof-Care Summit, which will take place Jan. 25-28, 2022, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Practical Relevance of Initial Ground Contact & Landing

In this webinar from Werkman Hoofcase, Dr. Jenny Hagen discusses how geometric and timing parameters of landing interact with each other and how they can be used as a basis for everyday shoeing.

Check out "This Week" from Nov. 28 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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