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.

Born to Forge

In this Facebook post in the Anvils group, Bursztynowy Szlak shares a photo of a mobile blacksmith working on pickaxes on a city street. Note the box under the forge's hand crank.


On the Move Podcast: Gene Armstrong

In this episode of the On the Move Podcast, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Gene Armstrong discusses teaching horsemanship in an academic setting, applying horsemanship to farrier work, and the principles he learned from his various teachers.

Hoof Inspection

In this Facebook Reel from Life Data Labs, Virginia farrier Darren Owen suggests that farriers and their clients carefully inspect horses exposed to overly wet conditions for changes in hoof quality.


Cleaning Up a Square Toe

In this Instagram Reel from BackPunch, Diego Almeida, CJF (TE, EE, FE), AWCF, of Montana State University, demonstrates how to clean up a square toe modification.

Hoof of the Horse Podcast: Bob Smith and Tiffany Gardner

In this episode of The Hoof of the Horse Podcast, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Simon Curtis, FWCF, talks with fellow Hall of Fame member Bob Smith, CF, APF-I, and Tiffany Gardner, CJF, APF-I, both of Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School. The trio discusses teaching, apprenticeships, certification and the future of farriery.

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