Weatherford, Texas, farrier Jake Whitman and his associates Talon Spillman and Jeremiah Johnson work predominantly on high-end sport horses including cutting horses.
September 2016, we spent the day with farriers Russ and Katie Gaudet, whose dual shoeing practice covers a variety of horses in their Ontario-based practice.
Hall Of Fame farrier Shayne Carter was the clinician for the Anvil Brand Clinic. Besides being a master farrier and blacksmith, Carter appeared on the hit television show, "Forged in Fire."
Held at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, this annual clinic brings farriers and veterinary students together for presentations, discussion and contests. The unique offering is a farrier-vet student clinic in which teams featuring both build a case history scenario and shoeing for a cadaver limb.
International Horseshoeing Hall Of Famer Roy Bloom discussed tool maintenance, equipment and forging during the 2016 fall clinic at Centaur Forge in Burlington, Wis.
The horses that Placerville, Calif., farrier Marijke Ellert tend to range from rider therapy horses to high-level dressage horses. However, it’s the therapeutic aspect of farriery that she enjoys most. “I love working with vets and coming up with out-of-the-box ideas and applying them to a horse whose future doesn’t look bright, and turning it around. That’s the most rewarding part of this job. I love being able to make a difference in that horse’s life.”
Hundreds of farriers descended upon Arlington, Texas, for the 46th annual American Farrier’s Association Convention from March 7-10, 2017.
Based in Palm Beach County, Drew Golden's practice focuses on handles high end sport horses. He also services his clients in Kentucky, North Carolina and Eurpoe. Reading the horse is the emphasis of Golden's work.
Photos from the 2017 World Horseshoeing Classic held at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School (KHS) in Richmond, Ky.
Take a sneak peek into a sampling of what 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees experienced at our 14th annual event.