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International Hoof-Care Summit

4 Questions with Doug Butler

There is a select company of farriers who are universally recognized when referred to by their surname. Doug Butler certainly is one. After more than a half-century of horseshoeing, the Crawford, Neb., farrier has cemented his legacy in the industry as an acclaimed educator, author, speaker and competitor.
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How to Prepare for a Successful Career Shoeing Gaited Show Horses

What you need to know before ever picking up a foot

Gaited show horses are a small niche within the horse industry, and shoeing them is equally so within the farrier industry.
Before putting on an apron and picking up a foot, a farrier must understand the discipline, potential clientele and what is expected in the horses’ hoof care.

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AFJ’s 45th Anniversary

The Farrier Industry’s Biggest Challenge: Mastering the Basics

Years of study, practice and experience are necessary before a shoer is skilled
Tradition that is based on sound principles should be retained and mastered. It is the foundation for everything else we do.” Dr. Doug Butler, a member of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame, wrote those words nearly a quarter-
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Defining The Hoof Quarters

The prevalence of caudal foot problems leads Hall Of Fame farrier to spell out the critical, yet elusive, description
The front half of a horse’s hoof has been the center of trimming and shoeing discussions for quite some time. Specifically, finding the ideal breakover point has been the focus of countless conversations and endless training. Lafayette, Ind., farrier Danvers Child points out that the vast majority of hoof issues occur in the back half of the foot, not the front.
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