Jeff Cota

Jeff Cota

Jeff Cota has been a writer, photographer and editor with newspapers and magazines for 25 years. A native of Maine, he is the Managing Editor of American Farriers Journal.

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U.S. Veterans Affairs Suspends California’s GI Bill Authority

Decision allows Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School to accept program
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.
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Reiner Farriers Focus on More Than the Slide

Texas farrier offers insight into keeping these equine athletes going
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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Shoeing For A Living

Training the Next Generation of West Texas Farriers

Blane Chapman and his brothers emphasize education and fundamentals in their hoof-care practices
When shoeing in Lubbock, Texas, there’s a good chance that the farrier is working on a Quarter Horse. It’s also a good bet that the farrier is either a Chapman or someone who has worked for a Chapman.
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Norwegian Archaeologists Discover Equine Snowshoe and Shod Hoof

The artifacts are believed to be from the viking and late medieval periods
As the glacial ice in the high mountains of Norway continues to recede, treasures from a bygone era emerge and archaeologists race to collect the artifacts for preservation — including a recently discovered shod horse’s hoof and an equine snowshoe.
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American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
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