Online Extras

Web-exclusive content that complements articles and features from issues of American Farriers Journal.

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Online Extras: September/October 2021

  • Badass Rigs & Trailers – Watch a video of Carthage, N.C., farrier Martin Kenny’s rig, which is designed to improve workflow.
  • Fetlock Support – A fetlock support shoe can help speed up the healing process for suspensory ligaments.
  • Golden Horseshoe – Watch the late Gunner Gatski tell the story of the golden horseshoe during his 2017 Hall of Fame induction.
  • White Line Disease Study – Read Michael Wildenstein’s Fellowship dissertation for the Worshipful Company of Farriers on white line disease.




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Online Extras: Getting Started in Hoof Care

Web-exclusive content that complements articles and features from issues of American Farriers Journal.
  • Gain more insight on improving your farrier business
  • 2020 Rising Shoeing Stars Videos
  • Nominate a Rising Shoeing Star

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Online Extras: July/August 2021

  • Welding a Heart-Bar Shoe – Mineral Wells, Texas, farrier Tommy Boudreau demonstrates how he welds a heart bar into a keg shoe.
  • Resolution in 2 Shoeings – Azle, Texas, farrier Tab Pigg discusses an approach for how to manage a base-narrow horse.
  • From the Track – Watch three videos of forging demonstrations for racehorses by Pat Broadus of Shelbyville, Ky.
  • Managing the SI Joint – Watch videos to help you manage the sacroiliac joint by Ohio farrier Diana Youngerman.

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Online Extras: May/June 2021

  • Forging Skills: A Review – Read the entire series on forging tips written by Tiffany Gardener and improve your technique in the fire.
  • A Next Generation Rig – Texas horseshoer Don Mock takes you inside of his shoeing rig and shares what  makes it an award-winner in a video.
  • Why Horse Owners Fire Shoers – You many never know why a client fires you, but this article looks at common reasons clients part ways with a farrier.
  • In the Ready Position – Watch Ohio farrier Kirk Underschultz demonstrate how he gets into the front end driving position successfully.

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Online Extras: April 2021

  • Other Hospital Plate Ideas See other applications of hospital plates that could prove beneficial in certain therapeutic cases.
  • Incorporating Hoof Boots When clients ask whether hoof boots might be a solution for their horses, what factors should you consider?
  • Applying 3D Printing to Hoof Care Gain more insight on how 3D printing could be applied to hoof care and how farriers might be able to access it.
  • More Forging Insight Watch a video to gain more forging insight from Colorado farrier Justin Frank.

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Online Extras March 2021

  • Make the Summit Mail-In Shoe Watch International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Craig Trnka make the 2021 competition shoe.
  • Anticipate Legal Problems Todd Santoro offers tips to stay out of court in his Farrier Business Success Academy presentation.
  • Tips for Tuning a Punch Watch American Farriers Team member Adam Fahr of Paragould, Ark., demonstrate how he tunes a punch.
  • Badass Rig: Eric Billingsley The Phoenix-based farrier shares how he set up his 4-Star converted trailer to stand the test of time in this video.

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Online Extras: January/February 2021

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Let Calipers Be Your Guide Fairhope, Ala., farrier Daniel Jones shares his tips in a video about how to make the most of this important tool.
  • Badass Certified Rig Shelbyville, Ky., farrier Paul Human offers a video tour of the rig he relies on for efficiency in a Saddlebred shoeing practice that spans seven states.
  • The Breakover Debate International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Mitch Taylor explains what creates the differing views about breakover in this video.
  • Horse Owner Survey Results American Farriers Journal staff recently surveyed horse owners who had decided to change farriers within the last 3 years. The responses might surprise you.

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Online Extras: December 2020

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Shoeing the Upper Body Wisconsin farrier Martin Roche shares his shoeing philosophy and tips for talking about sedation with clients.
  • Clinic Highlights See hoof-care highlights from the September clinic held at Northeast Farrier Supply in Winstead, Conn.
  • How to Approach the Hind Feet Ohio farrier Kirk Underschultz demonstrates how he gets into the hind driving position in this video.
  • Review the Entire Series Deb Bennett, PhD, discusses the equine forelimb in this 9-part series

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Online Extras: November 2020

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Tips for Setting Boundaries Register for a VIP account to watch Lee Olsen’s Farrier Business Success Academy presentation, “Setting Boundaries and Increasing Your Rates.”
  • The Need for Apprenticeships Kentucky Horseshoeing School owner Mitch Taylor details what a farrier school graduate and a mentor should expect before starting a working relationship.
  • And More

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Online Extras: September/October 2020

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • How Do You Measure Shoe Size? — Marengo, Ill., farrier Vern Powell shares the benefits of looking at feet in terms of steel length instead of standard factory shoe sizes in a video.

  • Foot Health in Varied Environments — Horse owners often ask farriers what’s the best environment for horses’ feet but challenges exist in most. Shoers discuss how they handle these challenges.

  • Test Your Skill — Choose from a variety of Mail-in challenges we’ve held over the years to  improve your forging skills.

  • Keratoma Case Report — Middleburg, Va., farrier Daniel Watson shares how he helped a 12-year-old trail riding horse that was referred to him for a suspected keratoma.


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