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

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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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Online Extras: December 2018

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Read tributes about Lee Liles from farriers from around the world.
  • Learn how to identify traumatized internal structures of the foot to prevent and intervene on pathology.
  • Download and read our free eGuide, “20 Safety Tips For Clients Who Hold Horses For Farriers And Vets.”
  • Watch a video of South Carolina farrier Jeff Pauley creating an artificial hoof wall with an adhesive.

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Online Extras November 2018

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Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Learn more about getting liability insurance and how it can benefit your farrier practice.
  • Pueblo, Colo., farrier Troy Kerr shares insight on charging for your work and taking expenses into account.
  • Hall Of Fame farrier Dave Farley shares how he uses interviews and correspondence to choose good clients.
  • Read about how scientific studies reveal the mysteries of how the equine foot responds to moisture.

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Online Extras September/October 2018

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Lexington, Ky., farrier Stuart Muir discusses when to use direct and indirect glue-on shoes.
  • Farriers share their techniques for dodging common backyard foot problems that tend to occur with clients who are novice owners.
  • Get more insight on building a multi-farrier practice from Wellington, Fla., farrier James Gilchrist.
  • Find out why a Colorado horse owner drives 5 hours to have Steve Foxworth shoe his horse.

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Online Extras July/August 2018

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Read how Pulaski, Tenn., farrier Stan Trimble demonstrates how he shoes Tennessee Walking Horses.
  • Read  how Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., farrier Matt Lybeck shares a “cool” find — safety glasses that don’t fog up while forging.
  • Read more Farriers Week tributes to farriers from their clients, equine veterinarians and mentees.
  • Watch a panel of backyard farriers offer their advice for building a better practice.

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