There are few places in the United States where a modern community has no use for motorized vehicles. One such place can be found on Mackinac Island, just south of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Lake Huron.
The island, which is 3.8 square miles, outlawed horseless carriages in 1898, leaving three modes of transportation — walking, bicycling and horses.
Many within the farrier industry are well acquainted with Tucumcari, N.M., farrier Jim Keith as a horseshoer, toolmaker, educator, not to mention a talented artist with both hammer and pencil. The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member puts the latter to good use by sharing stories from his time working at the historic Bell Ranch in his book I Never Called Myself a Cowboy.
Teaching a new farrier how to properly nip the hoof wall can get hairy when working on a client’s horse. However, there’s a technique that you can use to help educate while also ensuring the horse won’t be trimmed too short.
As Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School awaits its court date challenging California’s vocational admission laws, it and other private educational institutions scored a victory in their fight with the state over United States military veterans’ benefits.
The chances are high that a hoof-care client has asked your opinion about a hoof supplement at one time or another. But are you recommending a product that is high in quality and meets the needs of the horse?
The slide is the most recognized maneuver in reining, yet there’s much more to the sport than making dirt fly. Keeping that in mind, the farrier must shoe the reiner for all of the maneuvers, all the while playing a pivotal role in keeping the reiner in the show ring.
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From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.