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.

Horse Scents

The frog contains scent glands, but can it detect odor? Janet Jones, PhD, author of Horse Brain Human Brain, recently answered this question from an audience member.

Holes & Cracks

Are holes and cracks in the equine hoof cause for concern? Lindsey Field of The Study of the Equine Hoof typically finds serious issues inside the foot when there are hoof wall defects.

Mullins Farrier Podcast: Mike Bagley

In this episode of the Mullins Farrier Podcast, host Brian Mullins talks with Ohio farrier Mike Bagley, JIICF, APF-I, about his career and striving to give back to the industry that has given him so much.

Opening the Heels

International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Dave Farley demonstrates a modification for horses working in surfaces that tend to "ball up" or stick.

Protecting Soles

Sequim, Wash., farrier Chris Niclas, RJF, CLS, demonstrates how he helped a horse with thin soles.

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