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.

Stick to the Basics

In this YouTube video from Olsen Equine, Lee Olsen, CJF, of Brock, Texas, emphasizes the importance of sticking to the basics of farriery, especially in complex shoeing cases. Don’t miss Olsen at the 2023 International Hoof-Care Summit.

AFA Convention: Tim Shannon

In this YouTube video from the American Farrier’s Association, Tim Shannon, CJF, AWCF, GradDip ELR, APF, of Moreno Valley, Calif., presents “What Defines the Modern Professional Farrier” at the 51st annual AFA Convention in Little Rock, Ark. Don’t miss Shannon’s presentations are the 2023 International Hoof-Care Summit.

How Important is Biotin to Hoof Health?

Biotin is widely accepted as the key to hoof health, but how accurate is this belief? Will adding biotin alone to your horse's diet improve hoof health? In this video from Life Data Labs, Mike Barker discusses the role of biotin and answers this important question. Don’t miss Barker and Life Data Labs at the 2023 International Hoof-Care Summit.

Mullins Farrier Podcast: Ian Gajczak

In this episode of the Mullins Farrier Podcast, despite some hardships that Lauder, Scotland, farrier Ian Gajczak, DipWCF, has come across, his mantra of adapting and overcoming has helped him to carry on. Don’t miss Mullins Farrier Podcast at the 2023 International Hoof-Care Summit.

Educating Horse Owners

In this article from the Tri-State Livestock News, Brandt, S.D., farrier Jake Stonefield and the High Plains Farrier Association are preparing a horseshoeing demonstration and horse owner education roundtable discussion at the Black Hills Stock Show on Jan. 31.


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