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Online Extras: March 2020

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • 2020 Hall of Fame Induction – Meet the farriers (three of the four, pictured at left) and veterinarians who were inducted into the horseshoeing and equine veterinarian halls of fame.
  • Still Going Strong 28 Years Later – The first “Shoeing for a Living” was written 28 years ago. Walk down memory lane and read the feature, which focused on Maryland farrier Gary Faulkner.
  • Build Concave Shoes Step-By-Step – Hall of Fame farrier Billy Crothers makes concave shoes during an Indiana Farriers Association event at Janssen Veterinary Clinic in Sheridan, Ind.
  • Rising Shoeing Stars Sound Off – 2019 Rising Shoeing Stars Ben Barhorst (left), Audrey Williams and Gary Gullo Jr. share their early career challenges and triumphs.

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Online Extras: January/February 2020

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Drawing Your Way to a Better Trim Download the graph paper Chris Niclas uses in his how-to article to draw a foot and improve your trim.
  • Operating a Multi-farrier Practice From hiring to scheduling, Jason and Dawn Critton explain how they operate C-Cross Farriers, their Sedalia, Colo., multi-farrier practice.
  • Managing Abscesses Equine veterinarian Stephen O’Grady offers insight on providing hoof care to the abscess-afflicted horse.
  • Addressing Conformational Defects Grant Moon offers a few tips to consider when managing the footcare of horses presenting conformational issues.

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Online Extras: December 2019

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • More Lameness Survey Findings Check out more findings from the American Farriers Journal lameness survey and the impact of this issue across breeds and disciplines.
  • Improve Your Blacksmithing Skills Watch a video of Jennifer Horn demonstrating how ornamental blacksmithing can improve your farriery skills.
  • HandforgedVet Equine Clinic Read more about the Mid-Eastern Farriers Association Clinic hosted by HandforgedVet Equine Clinic and view a photo gallery of the open house.
  • Normal vs. Abnormal Locomotion Read two classic articles in which Hall of Fame equine veterinarian Olin Balch looks at activity-specific hoof care.

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Online Extras: November 2019

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Tips for an Apprentice Establishing expectations early is a good way to save time and frustration down the road. Oregon farrier Trevor Hall shares the guidelines he gives his apprentices.
  • How High is Your Hoof Stand? Ohio Farrier Kirk Underschultz shares the reasoning behind keeping his hoof stand at the height of the horse’s forearm.

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Online Extras: September/October 2019

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Slick Tips for Sliding Plates Texas farrier Chad Chance offers advice on how to help reining horses earn those all-important extra fractions of a point.
  • From the Shop Versailles, Ky., farrier Steve Stanley shows changes he made to his shop at the legendary Red Mile to make his workflow easier.
  • Managing Laminitis Dr. James Orsini, former director of the Laminitis Institute, presents practical approaches to dealing with laminitis in an Online Hoof-Care Classroom webinar.
  • Take the Sidebone Shoe Challenge Craig Trnka offers step-by-step instructions on how to make a sidebone shoe, the mail-in challenge for the 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit.

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Online Extras: July/August 2019

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Brushing Up on Your Skills: Jim Quick offers his insight on the benefits of practice, the value of metallurgy knowledge, and how to make a heart-bar shoe.
  • Celebrating Farriers: See all of the farrier tributes that have been submitted in anticipation of the 21st annual Farriers Week, which is July 7-13.
  • Shoeing For a Living: See a few of the tips offered by farrier John Favicchia from the day we spent with him in Florida.
  • Creating a Sidebone Shoe: Watch Craig Trnka make the Summit Mail-In Challenge specimen shoe one step at a time – then try to do it yourself.

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Online Extras: May/June 2019

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Gain more insight from Hall of Fame farrier Grant Moon on the thought process that can help improve your trimming and shoeing plan.
  • Watch and read more forging tips from International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Bob Marshall.
  • See more of Kentucky farrier Conrad Trow’s work with Thoroughbreds in videos from our day with him.
  • Watch videos from this case study that show the horse’s progress and illustrate challenges that Stuart Muir encountered.

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Online Extras: April 2019

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Watch Gary Werner demonstrate the hoof wall patching methods that he shared at the 48th annual American Farrier’s Association Convention.
  • Learn more about the equine toe mechanics and farriers’ thoughts about backing up the toe.
  • Follow along with Steve Foxworth on a day of “Shoeing For A Living” in Colorado. 
  • Watch Chris and Cody Gregory demonstrate some trimming and forging tips that you can incorporate in your practice.

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Online Extras March 2019

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Stopping Laminitis Cold The use of cryotherapy delivers benefits to laminitic patients as our understanding increases.

    Where Does the Problem Originate? An extreme case of scoliosis-related hoof issues serves as a reminder to look at the whole horse.

    How Reading the Horse Can Make Your Job Easier A horse’s body language can give you an idea of its current state of mind. 

    Why Equine Bones Break and Tendons Rupture Biomechanics influence the performance and risk of injury in racehorses.


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Online Extras January/February 2019

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Farrier Bob Marshall discusses how a penciled heel helps keep concave shoes from sticking.
  • Travis Burns of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine discusses addressing a keratoma.
  • Stuart Muir goes over shoeing for stifle conditions and utilizing accurate vet diagnoses and correct farriery principles.
  • Farriers share their advice on dealing with horses that don’t want to cooperate during a shoeing appointment.

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