Dean Moshier

Dean Moshier

Ohio farrier Dean Moshier has been shoeing horses for 30 years and is also a competition judge for hunters/jumpers. He earned his CJF-I from the Brotherhood of Working Farriers and an APF-I from the American Association of Professional Farriers.

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Farrier Influence on Movement has Show Ring Implications

Farrier and competition judge explains the role of trim and shoe selection on performance outcomes for hunters and jumpers
When providing hoof care for hunters and jumpers, a farrier is focused on the fundamentals of improving performance — but how does our work positively or negatively affect our clients’ chances in the show ring? I have been shoeing horses for more than 30 years, but I’ve also spent some time as a show judge. In that role, I’ve learned how the decisions we make as farriers can influence scores, what judges are looking for and what we can do to help our clients experience show ring success.
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Thoughts On Avoiding The Courtroom As A Farrier

At the 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit, I attended the lecture, “How to Avoid Putting Yourself at Risk,” by Texas attorney Jamie Cooper. Jamie's spouse Matt is a farrier. Cooper’s main lecture point was how to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a lawsuit.
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The Importance Of Horsemanship

Understand the effect of all of your tools and motions in the shoeing process.
Horsemanship is a necessity for longevity and success as a farrier. It contributes to your safety and is the essence of understanding of horses. Without it, a farrier will have a short, unproductive career.
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