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.   

Big Win Secured for Trade Schools in California

In this video from CBS Sacramento, Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School wins a major First Amendment fight against the state of California, prompting new rules that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

AFA Wraps Up 50th Anniversary Convention

In this video, the American Farrier’s Association looks back on the 50th annual convention that was held Nov. 8-12, 2021, in Arlington, Texas.

Hoof Casting and Barefoot Performance

In this episode of The Humble Hoof Podcast, International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame member Dr. Stephen O’Grady discusses hoof changes when transitioning horses to barefoot. He also discusses his approach to trimming, casting and barefoot transition.

How Horseshoeing Helped a World Champion Heeling Horse

In this video from Olsen Equine, Brock, Texas farrier Lee Olsen discusses how shoeing helped World Champion heeler Paul Eaves get his horse Jade sound and competing at the National Finals Rodeo.

Considering Sole Depth in Trimming

Every foot will have different qualities and determining the ideal sole depth is one of the challenges for farriers whether they are just trimming or going to apply shoes to the foot. Hank Chisholm, CJF, shares some thoughts on sole depth in this footage from a recent clinic hosted by Emerson Horseshoe Supply and sponsored by FPD.

Check out "This Week" from Dec. 5 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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