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
- Tips for Keeping a Good Edge on Your Hoof Knife
- Farrier Focus Podcast: Dr. Simon Curtis
- Mullins Farrier Podcast: Jeremy McGovern
- Practical Relevance of Initial Ground Contact & Landing
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.
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.
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.