Jeff Ridley

Jeff Ridley

Jeff Ridley, CJF (TE), APF is the founding president of the American Association of Professional Farriers and served as president of the Iowa Professional Farriers Association.

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Shoeing During a Pandemic

Iowa farrier observes an unexpected uptick in his local business as equine enthusiasts stay home and ride
Even living in rural Iowa, our lives have certainly been affected by the recent COVID-19 outbreak, but perhaps not to the extent of areas where populations are much denser. Our schools are closed, as are many businesses; however, Iowa is not under a stay-at-home order — at least not as I write this in early April.
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When and How to Rocker and Roll Toes in Horseshoes

Adjusting breakover can help ease stress on the limb by bringing it back into mechanical function
Breakover occurs as the heels of a horse’s foot start to leave the ground. Farriers can alter the timing in which breakover occurs by changing the location and the manner in which a horse breaks over the toe area of the hoof capsule.
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