alt text here


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.

Recognizing Hoof Distortions

In this YouTube video from EDSS Hoofcare, viewers receive a brief overview of how horse owners or hoof-care providers can quickly and easily map feet so that it can be evaluated for common hoof distortions.

Hoof Prep

In this YouTube video from Farrier Product Distribution, Sedalia, Colo., farrier Jason Critton, CJF (TE), demonstrates how he preps a front hoof.

The Humble Hoof Podcast: Dr. Sasha Hill and Stuart Muir

In this episode of The Humble Hoof Podcast, Dr. Sasha Hill of the Cleveland Equine Clinic in Ohio and Stuart Muir, a farrier at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky, discuss various approaches to lameness and case studies that diagnostics helped with soundness recovery.

Sole Plane

In this YouTube video from Michael Savoldi, the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member discusses distortion associated with the sole plane and identifying the upward or downward bend in the toe area of the horses’ foot.


In this TikTok video, comedian Jim Gaffigan discusses the need for shoeing horses.

@jimgaffigan You think the reason #horses skip is because their feet hurt? #horsesoftiktok #horseshoe #joke #standupcomedian #horse ♬ original sound - Jim Gaffigan

Cutting Pads

In this Facebook post from Unionville, Pa., farrier Steve Teichman, shows how his practice cuts pads when electricity isn’t available.

Cutting Pads

Check out “This Week” from August 28 for other interesting information found from around the web. Is there something you want to share in "This Week"? Send us an email.

More from this series