DVD Reviews

Editor’s Note: This exclusive series of American Farriers Journal reviews will help you select the latest DVDs on shoeing techniques, hoof-care ideas and new products.

These reviews offer valuable insight into DVDs that are worth viewing in two categories: professional farrier category for those wishing to learn more about shoeing ideas, and the horse owner category for those hoof-care professionals wanting to provide clients with new ideas on understanding corrective shoeing ideas.


The ABCs Of Hoof Care

This is an excellent and informative set of three DVDs that covers everything from tools to toes.

David Farmilo has been shoeing horses a long time at Oakbank, Australia, and has come up with many techniques that can help both the novice and experienced equine professional.

In typical Aussie fashion, this 5-hour set of DVDs is presented in an easy-to- understand format with no technical language, along with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure.

If you want to learn about anything from tools to advanced theory of balance in an easy to understand manner, these are the DVDs for you. Excellent!

The 5-hour set of three DVS sells for $135 including shipping and handling. Order online from David Farmilo at www.horsefarrier.com in Australia.


Shoemaking And Shoeing For Heavy Horses: Secrets Of Success

In this three-part DVD featuring Allan and Jim Ferrie, who also produced and filmed this video, the art of shoeing the draft horse is covered in detail.

Part one of the 80-minute presentation features the forging of work…

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