Trimming

Learn valuable how-to tips, advice and techniques from farriers around the world on how they trim their clients’ horses.

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Friday’s Farrier Facts & Figures

How Many Trims Vs. Shoeings Do Part-Time Farriers Handle in a Year’s Time? | How Many Horses are Kept by Owners?

This week's facts and figures... How Many Trims Vs. Shoeings Do Part-Time Farriers Handle in a Year’s Time? and How Many Horses are Kept by Owners? This edition of Farrier Facts & Figures is brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit.
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Evaluate a Horse Before Working with it

University of Illinois veterinary school farrier Steve Sermersheim warns against cutting corners when working with a horse
Earlier in his career, Steve Sermersheim says that he was headstrong in thinking his approach to horseshoeing was the only correct way. Over the years, he became open-minded, realizing what works for him may not work for others. Although fads come and go, he finds adapting to solid shoeing basics is what helped him keep horses sound or improve.
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The Importance of Properly Trimming the Bars in Horses Feet

Overgrown keratin can lead to painful corns and abscesses for the animal
We often hear that it’s not what we take, it’s what we leave when trimming the foot that’s important. In many ways, that’s true. However, sometimes if we leave too much, it becomes important for the wrong reasons.
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Friday’s Farrier Facts & Figures

In a Year’s Time, How Many “Trims Only” Do Farriers Handle? How Many “Trims Plus Shoeings?” | Not All Shoes Are Hot-Fitted

This week's facts and figures...In a Year’s Time, How Many “Trims Only” Do Farriers Handle? How Many “Trims Plus Shoeings?” and Not All Shoes are Hot-Fitted. This edition of Farrier Facts & Figures is brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit.
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Wisconsin Equine Clinic

Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker discusses everyday performance horse shoeing during a hoof-care clinic at Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis.

2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

Take a sneak peek into a sampling of what 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees experienced at our 13th annual event.

EVENTS

Live

Crossroads Farrier Supply Clinic

4/8/19
Crossroads Farrier Supply
67 Rollins Ln
Louisa, VA
United States
Contact: Anita Leckie
Crossroads Farrier Supply is hosting a clinic in Louisa. Read More

Live

Indiana Farriers' Association Fall Clinic

11/1/19
Janssen Veterinary Clinic
2420 W. 236 St.
Sheridan, IN
United States
Contact: Mark O'Brien
The Indiana Farriers' Association will conduct its fall clinic Nov. 1, 2019, at Janssen Veterinary Clinic in Sheridan, Ind. Billy Crothers will be the clinician. Read More

Live

Rock ’n’ Roll — A discussion of Breakover in Sport Horses

12/13/19
Synergy Farm & Forge
8745 McCaffrey Trail
Canada
Synergy Farm & Forge will host Rock ’n’ Roll — A discussion of Breakover in Sport Horses. The clinician is Brian Mullins. Read More

Live

Clinic day for farriers and veterinarians

2/15/20
University of Montreal
3200 rue Sicotte Saint-Hyacinthe
Canada
The faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal will host a clinic day for farriers at veterinaries. The clinician is Dr. Steve O'Grady. Read More

Live

Wyoming Professional Farriers Assn. Clinic

7/18/20
Troy Ehrmantraut's Shop
Sheridan, WY
United States
Contact: Troy Erhmantraut
The Wyoming Professional Farriers Assn., will host a clinic July 18, 2020, at Troy Erhmantraut's shop in Sheridan, Wyo. The clinician is Jim Quick. Read More

Live

Missouri Association of Professional Farriers Clinic

8/22/20
Mike Norris' barn
28415 S. Famuliner Rd.
Garden City, MO
United States
The Missouri Association of Professional Farriers is hosting a shoeing and dissection clinic at 9 a.m. CST on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Garden City, Mo. Cody Gregory will be the clinician. Read More

G.E. Forge & Tool Clinic

11/7/20
Well-Shod
305 N. Arthur
Amarillo, TX
United States
Well-Shod is hosting a G.E. Forge & Tool clinic at its supply shop in Amarillo, Texas. Chris and Cody Gregory are the clinicians. Read More

Live Sponsored Event

Orrville Veterinary Clinic Equine Educational Seminar

8/21/21
Orrville Veterinary Clinic
1665 N Main St.
Orrville, OH
United States
Orrville Veterinary Clinic is hosting an equine educational seminar Aug. 21, 2021. The clinician is Esco Buff. Read More

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