INTERNATIONAL HOOF-CARE SUMMIT
2021 Virtual Lecture Series
Hoof-care learning on your schedule
The International Hoof-Care Summit — 2021 Virtual Clinic Series offers a diverse learning program exploring today’s most critical equine hoof-care topics.
For 8 months beginning in February 2021, we'll release several thought-provoking live and on-demand Virtual Clinic Series presentations each month, featuring respected farriers, veterinarians and researchers delivering innovative, inspirational ideas to help you increase your hoof-care knowledge and grow your business. You'll also have access to monthly speaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and dozens of replays of top-rated presentations from past International Hoof-Care Summits!
Sign up today for $99 and gain a full year of access to 150+ live and on-demand session in the Virtual Clinic Series.
schedule of monthly virtual clinic themes
April: Shoeing for Specific Disciplines
(Learn about April's program below)
March: Better Footcare Basics
(Learn about March's program here)
February: Therapeutic Shoeing
(Learn about February's program here)
More session announcements coming soon!
May: Managing Foot Diseases
June: Anatomy and Biomechanics
July: The Future of Evidence-Based Farriery
August: Building a Better Business and Client Management
September: Improving Product and Tool Usage
april PROGRAM THEME: shoeing for specific disciplines
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SIGN UP TODAY AND ATTEND SEVERAL LIVE ONLINE "shoeing for specific disciplines" SESSIONS in April...
Virtual Clinic Series attendees get exclusive access to attend several online Q&A Sessions and Panel Discussions held live each month focusing on a specific monthly hoof-care theme. April's focus is "Shoeing for Specific Disciplines."
Register today and you'll automatically be signed up to attend the live sessions below in April. If you are unable to join a live session, it will be recorded for replay viewing later.
Q&A SESSION WITH GARY GULLO JR. AND IAN MCKINLAY
Racetrack farrier Gary Gullo Jr. and hoof lameness specialist Ian McKinlay will share their insight on interference, and answer any questions attendees have about their April on-demand presentation, "Interference in Thoroughbred Racehorses."
SHOEING FOR WESTERN DISCIPLINES
This is a 2-part session. Attend either or both sessions:
TUESDAY, APRIL 20 @ 7 P.M. CDT
TUESDAY, APRIL 27 @ 7 P.M. CDT
Lee Olsen, Owner of Olsen Equine, Brock, Texas
During this 2-part online panel discussion, Lee Olsen CJF, owner of Olsen Equine in Brock, Texas, will moderate a discussion among four farriers and a veterinarian focusing on challenges of shoeing various Western disciplines. They will discuss strategies for maintaining soundness, overcoming lamenesses and managing clients.
"HOOF-CARE INSIGHT AND PRODUCT INNOVATION"
FRIDAY, APRIL 30 @ 7 P.M. CDT
Grant Moon, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member and Mustad Clinician
Join a live Q&A session with Grant Moon, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member and Mustad Clinician from Newmarket, England. Moon will answer your questions on the Mustad product line.
the april program also includes
12 tOP-rATED ON-DEMAND "Shoeing for specific disciplines" Sessions from Previous International Hoof-Care Summits!
Register today and you'll receive on-demand access to these best-of-the-best "Shoeing for Specific Disciplines" presentations from past International Hoof-Care Summits:
SHOEING THE SPORT HORSE
Mike Wharton, CJF, Farrier, Wellington, Fla.
Mike Wharton has been a farrier for 49 years, launching his career in Pennsylvania. He is now based in Wellington, Fla., working on top sport horses.
HELPING RACE HORSES OVERCOME INTERFERENCE
Gary Gullo, Thoroughbred Race Horse Farrier, Colts Neck, N.J., and Ian McKinlay, Hoof Lameness Specialist, North East, M.D.
Thoroughbred racehorse farrier Gary Gullo Jr. got his start shoeing under the guidance of his father, Gary Gullo Sr., highly respected racehorse trainer. South Amboy, N.J., racetrack farrier Ian McKinlaay learned horseshoeing from his father and was first paid for shoeing a horse back in the early 1970s. First shoeing Standardbreds, then track Thoroughbreds, McKinley earned a reputation as someone who could help get a horse (especially one with a quarter crack) back in competition. In the heyday of the Meadowlands, he would see about 20 crack cases each day. Today, his practice is devoted to tackling emergency cases and then turning the horse back to the primary farriers.
LIFE AND TIMES OF H.R. “KAPPY” KAPLAN
Arnie Gervasio, Sport Horse Farrier, Ringoes, N.J.; George Fitzgerald, Farrier, Wellington, Fla.; TJ Jones, Sport Horse Farrier, Wellington, Fla.; John Anderson, Sport Horse Farrier, Loxahatchee Groves, Fla.
In this video, farriers TJ Jones, George Fitzgerland, John Anderson and Arnie Gervasio discuss the impact Kaplan had on sport horse shoeing and the rise of Wellingotn as an equine center. Arnie Gervasio will demonstrate Kappy's theory of "flotation" during a shoeing of a horse.
SHOEING OFF-THE-TRACK THOROUGHBREDS
Mike Stine, CJF, Equine Dynamics, Marshville, N.C.; Daniel Watson, CFJ (TE, ASF), Middleburg, Va.; Sam Zalesky, CJF, Resident Farrier, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Ky.
According to the American Horse Council, more than a third of the Thoroughbreds (OTTB) annually that don’t make it on the track find a new job elsewhere. When farriers take on these horses, they often are presented with foot management problems, as well as clients who lack the horsemanship to properly transition these horses. Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Take home practical tips for the common foot problems encountered with these horses.
DAILY OBSTACLES OF SHOEING SPORT HORSES
Jan Krogh, Farrier, Aabenraa, Denmark,
Some may find it simple to trim and shoe sport horses. Yet, a circle of obstacles not directly related to the shoeing often appear — saddle, rider, trainer and footing — that can affect the foot and the horse’s overall well-being. Of course, there are many other non-farriery concerns. In this presentation, Aabenraa, Denmark, farrier Jan Krogh will discuss how these obstacles can hamper your ability to keep these athletes sound. He will offer his insight on how to respond on issues and how to react in difficult situations. Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Get helpful advice on how to approach these obstacles as a farrier.
DIAGNOSIS OF AND SHOEING THE SOFT TISSUE INJURIES IN WESTERN HORSES
Dr. Scott Fleming, CF, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Ky.
There are many considerations for the farrier once a soft tissue injury is diagnosed. From his experiences as a farrier and veterinarian, Scott Fleming of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., will discuss the needs of various Western disciplines once these injuries occur. There are considerations that the team needs to take when helping these athletes rehab and return to the show ring. Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Leave with practical insight on shoeing techniques you can take back home.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE OF THIS EQUINE ATHLETE
Grant Moon, Farrier, Rugeley, England; Dr. Scott Fleming, CF, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Ky.
There are many ways to help horses of all performance reach their potential. There are considerations that each farrier goes though in the evaluation and shoeing that are particular to their practices. In this session, these farriers will share cases that exhibit how they approach this subject by sharing a case in which a horse benefited from shoe, selection, modification and placement.
MAINTAINING THE LONG FOOT
Randy Luikart, Farrier, Ashland, Ohio
Ashland, Ohio, farrier Randy Luikart has spent decades shoeing the American Saddlebred. In this talk, he’ll explain how management of the longer hoof by positional alignment of the hoof with the three axis of the limb by using arc support mechanics and weight bearing evaluation (visual) works. He’ll review Patricia Bona, Amy Barstow, Mary Bramley, Gary Wells and Randy Luikart's methods for maintaining and repairing these feet in relation to his work with the Saddlebred. He’ll remove some of the mystery to trimming these horses if they are foreign to your practice. Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Get tips for improving your work with long-footed horses.
THOUGHTS ON SHOEING FOR PERFORMANCE
Dusty Franklin, CJF, AWCF, ASF, Owner, Five Star Horseshoeing School, Minco Okla.; Steve Kraus, CJF, Head of Farrier Services and Senior Lecturer, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Dr. Adam Pendleton, CFJ, Owner, HandForged Vet Equine Clinic, Marblehead, Ohio
There is no set recipe for helping a horse improve its performance through footcare. There are considerations that each farrier goes though in the evaluation and shoeing that are particular to their practices. In this session three farriers will share cases that exhibit how they approach helping a horse reach its full potential.
FOOTCARE FOR THE MULE
Chris Gregory, CFJ, FWCF, Owner, Heartland Horseshoeing School, Lamar, Mo.
The biggest problem confronting a farrier who’s asked to shoe a mule for the first time may very well be fear of the unknown. But once you get past the unknown and misconceptions, the mule can be a rewarding equid to work with, according to Chris Gregory. The owner of the Heartland Horseshoeing School will review how the mule’s different anatomy and temperament require an adaptation to normal shoeing style. You’ll learn a few of the moves for shaping mule shoes, as well as gain a little understanding into the art of handling a mule. Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Pick up valuable advice on working with mules in your everyday footcare practice.
WORKING WITH DRAFT HORSES
Mike Wildenstein, FWCF (Hons), CJF, APF, Sharon, Vt.
Mike Wildenstein says that one of the key things in trimming and shoeing a draft or heavy horse’s foot is to remember what’s above it. In this presentation, the New York farrier will pull from decades of experience to review lessons in trimming and shoeing draft horses that will be as equally beneficial to the newbie as seasoned veterans. Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Learn trusted approached to managing these animals’ hooves.
KEEPING POLO HORSES GOING
Steve Kraus, CJF, Head of Farrier Services and Senior Lecturer, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
As a polo rider, umpire and farrier, Cornell University’s Steve Kraus has a unique understanding of the horse’s footcare needs. He’ll deliver plenty of keen insight to this presentation. Kraus will touch on many of the complex variables that affect the hoof care of these equine athletes, including rule changes to what’s allowed with shoeing. He’ll discuss some of the shoeing strategies when dealing with lameness issues common with these horses. Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Gain knowledge about this discipline that can help you grow your practice.