Online Extras

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

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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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Online Extras: July/August 2020

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Improve Biomechanical Function – British farrier Wayne Preece discusses techniques to help horses compensate for conformational issues.

  • Forging Tips from Bob Marshall – Gain more insight on forging mechanics from International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame farrier Bob Marshall who emphasizes hoof-care fundamentals.

  • The Limb-Length Link – A study aims to determine whether there is a link between limb length disparity and asymmetrical feet.

  • When to Increase Your Rates – California farriers Shane Westman and Alex Garcia share their business insights in an AFJ webinar and podcast.


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This Week

Hoof-Care Highlights: The Week of May 17

This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Online Extras: May/June 2020

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

 

 

  • Shoeing for a Living –  Read Jeff Ridley’s original “Shoeing for a Living” article from July 2003 and watch how he treats a vulsions in a webinar.

  • Equine Reciprocating Systems — Review any of the seven installments of Dr. Deb Bennett’s series online to improve your understanding of anatomy.

  • A Conversation with Travis Burns — Travis Burns talks about his work at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and his path to becoming a farrier.

  • “Duckett vs. Russell” – Maryland farrier Matthew Taimuty details the differences between the methods used by David Duckett and William Russell in this 1999 article.


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Online Extras: April 2020

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Equine Reciprocating Systems – Review all six installments of Dr. Deb Bennett’s series “Equine Reciprocating Systems.”

  • Celebrate Our Anniversary – Read the original “Shoeing for a Living” article, “25-Year Shoer!” about Michigan farrier Paul Melcher as part of our 45th Anniversary celebration.

  • Lessons Learned in Business – Listen to the AFJ podcast episode featuring Dave Farley in which he discusses the lessons he’s learned in running a lasting farrier business.

  • Education Helps the Horse – Read “Colorado Farrier Embraces Learning Opportunities to Benefit Horses,” a “Shoeing for a Living” article featuring Steve Foxworth.


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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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