Articles by Doug Butler

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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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The Heart Bar: A Precision Horseshoe For Laminitis

Proper evaluation, a perfect fit and constant aftercare are essential for success with this shoe
The heart bar shoe, as analyzed by Burney Chapman and Dr. George Platt at the 1984 American Association of Equine Practitioners meeting, was said by Dr. James Coffman of Manhattan, Kan., to be “a major advance in the management of laminitis...because it is based soundly upon the vascular anatomy of the foot.”
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Shoeing in 2025

The farrier business will be great 25 years from now, but changes are coming
What the future holds is anybody’s guess. Today’s most effective farriers are doing what all successful farriers will be doing in the future. Successful farriers in the year 2025 will need to pay as much attention to running their businesses as they do to balancing horses’ feet.
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