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.

Improve Rasp Work

In this Facebook post from World Championship Blacksmiths, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Craig Trnka, CJF, offers a tip on how to improve your work with a rasp using your non-dominant hand.

Defining Locomotion

In this Facebook post from Newmarket, England, farrier Simon Curtis, the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member points out that hoof-care professionals have different names and definitions for the phases of locomotion. What changes would you make?

Blacksmith Boot Camp: S2, E3

In this episode of the Blacksmith Boot Camp, some Heartland Horseshoeing School students rise to the challenge, while others hit a wall.

Helpful Tips

In this YouTube video from Olsen Equine, Lee Olsen, CJF, offers quick tips to save money and make farriers’ lives easier with sharp tools.

Anatomy of the Internal Foot Structures

In this Facebook post, Rood & Riddle Equine Podiatry reshares a 2020 video from Motion Horse Farriery that illustrates the internal structures of the horse’s foot and how farriers drive nails into the hoof with small margins of error.

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Check out “This Week” from October 9 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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