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.   

No More Slip

When the flat surface of the outer jaw of Bobby Menker’s hot-fit tongs were slipping, he turned to Hall of Fame farrier Roy Bloom, who came up with a solution. A Facebook post from Farrier Product Distribution demonstrates the modification.

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StallSide: Dr. Larry Bramlage

In this episode of Rood & Riddle’s StallSide Podcast, International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame member Dr. Larry Bramlage discusses his life, career and future.

Applying Traction to Horseshoes

In this video, the Rockin J Farrier demonstrates how he applies tungsten carbide to horseshoes with an acetylene-oxygen torch.

Hind Feet at the Starting Gate

In this Facebook post, Fin Powrie, the chief stipendiary steward at Selangor Turf Club in Selangor, Malaysia, shares a slow motion video of racehorses taking off from the starting gate.

Thursday 3 with Victory

In this Facebook video from The Victory Racing Plate Co., Shelbyville, Ky., farrier Aaron Edelson discusses the importance of building a farrier business that will survive if you get injured.

Floating on Mud

In this post to the Old Houses Farms and Country Photography Facebook group, Debra Crafton shares a photo of her great grandfather holding an appliance that kept his horses from sinking in the mud.

Mud Shoes

Check out “This Week” from Jan. 30 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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