Articles Tagged with ''Doug Butler''

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A Study System To Learn Equine Anatomy

Whether you need a deeper understanding or refresher of equine anatomy, these tips will help you retain this information critical to your work
In the first article of this series, I presented some simple strategies that are motivated by our desire to excel. As we learn new skills, we need to apply and implement them into our lives and businesses so that these become part of our everyday work.
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METALLURGY: How Much Do You Need To Know?

While not necessary to shoe horses, a working knowledge of how steel is made and reacts to heat and pressure can make a good career great
If you’re a horseshoer, you work with metal every day. But how much do you have to really know about metallurgy — the science underlying the working of metal — to be successful? That might depend on how you define success and what kind of farrier you want to be.
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Getting To The Bottom Of Toe Cracks

Understanding what causes the problem is critical to correcting it

Toe cracks come in different forms, but none of them look good. Some cracks are small, others are long up the wall. Some are deep and others are superficial. All of us have heard, “Can you fix that crack?” Some can be corrected, but others will die with the horse. The biggest thing we must learn is what causes the crack in the first place. It’s just as important to know where it comes from as to where it’s going.


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10 Common Traits Of Successful Farriers

Growing up, I spent a lot of time around the world’s best farriers as they came to our home and were trained by my father, Dr. Doug Butler. I was able to work side-by-side with many of them as they became master craftsmen and learned the fundamentals of farriery. I also have worked and consulted with farriers from around the world.


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Shoeing For A Living

Changing Times, Changing Practice

While Tennessee farrier John Schmidt’s practice has diversified over the past few years, his commitment to high quality work has never wavered
If you are talking horses in Bedford County, Tenn., it is going to be about the Big Lick.
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