Doug Butler

Doug Butler

Doug Butler and his sons Jake and Pete run Butler Professional Farrier School, LLC near Chadron, Neb. They have trained successful farriers from all over the world. Their weekly “Farrier Focus Podcast” features interviews with successful horsemen and farriers. They have authored many of the standard texts used for modern farrier training. Doug was one of 51 teachers interviewed by Bill Smoot for his 2010 book “Conversations with Great Teachers” published by Indiana University Press.



What Horse Owners And Farriers Should Expect From One Another

The success of a hoof-care practice hinges on meeting expectations
Horse owners have many expectations of a farrier. Recognizing and positively acting upon horse owner expectations are critical aspects of building a successful farrier business. Ignoring those expectations will negatively affect a farrier’s ability to build a successful business.
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Essential Principles Of Horseshoeing, Foundation Guide To Sound Trimming And Shoeing
For hundreds of years, books on horseshoeing have followed a very similar format. The books have focused exclusively on the mechanical aspect of shoeing. Some reflect the author's passion for the forge while others focus on shoeing to overcome numerous gait and lameness issues.
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12 Things That Have Improved the American Farrier's Life Since 1975

Hall Of Fame shoer Doug Butler looks back and selects his own list of 12 things he feels have had the biggest impact on your industry
Since I began shoeing horses in 1957 and teaching farriers in 1964, I have observed many positive things in innovations and products that have improved the life of the American farrier. Most of the significant changes have occurred since 1975.
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