This page lists material that supplements the December 2023 issue of American Farriers Journal.
Gain more insight on trimming by:
- Watching "The Hind Limb: Why Have We Got It So Wrong?” in which Cornwall, England, farrier Simon Moore shares his theoretical and practical applications on how to assess and trim hind feet.
- Registering for the 2024 International Hoof-Care Summit to listen to David Hallock’s presentation, “Length: Is It All the Same?”
- Reading “Help Horse Owners Understand Climate Plays a Critical Role in Hoof Health,” in which hoof-care experts explain how ideal conditions can be created from less-than-ideal climates.
Supplements to Michigan Farrier Helps Horses Weather the Climate Extremes" on page 6
Gain more insight on how horsemanship can improve your production and safety by reading:
- “How Reading the Horse Can Make Your Job Easier,” in which experts explain why a horse’s body language can help you understand what frame of mind it’s in.
- “Basics of Horsemanship for the Farrier,” in which it’s explained why appropriate handling and communication skills prevent injury.
- “You Can’t Hurry Horsemanship,” in which Arizona horseman James Wyatt Weatherford explains why shortcuts only lead to serious injury.
Supplements to "How Equine Body Language Keeps Farriers Safe and Productive" on page 14
Gain more insight from International Horseshoeing Hall of Famer Doug Butler by reading:
- “What Horse Owners and Farriers Should Expect from One Another.”
- “How to Prepare for a Successful Career Shoeing Gaited Show Horses.”
- “The Farrier Industry’s Biggest Challenge: Mastering the Basics.”
Supplements to "Successful Hoof-Care Business Strategies" on page 20
Gain more insight into equine anatomy by reading:
- “Equine Reciprocating Systems: Examining the Shoulder to Thorax Junction,” in which Dr. Deb Bennett illustrates the relationship between the horse’s forelimb and the body.
- “Increased Knowledge of the Equine Anatomy Can Help Farriers Improve Hoof Care,” in which Cody Gregory of Heartland Horseshoeing School explains that the choices farriers make in trimming and shoeing should consider bones, tendons and other internal structures of the limbs.
- “Anatomical Knowledge is the Foundation to Understanding Biomechanics,” in which Dr. Jenny Hagen explains that optimal performance requires balanced interaction of all elements of the distal limb.
Supplements to " What is the Horse’s Thoracic Sling?" on page 23
Gain more insight on treating horses with CBD by:
- Watching the Digital Demonstration, “How CBD Can Help Your Customers, Their Horses and You”.
Supplements to " How CBD Can Benefit Horses" on page 31
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