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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Should Farriers Avoid Removing the Periople?

The membrane protects the hoof, but it could be at risk for infection

When  asking a farrier about his or her philosophy on any number of hoof-care  tasks — trimming protocol, shoe fit, even shoe or nail choice — the  answers are largely unpredictable because they vary widely. However,  when asking farriers how they regard the periople, they fall into one of  two camps — those who avoid it and those who remove it.


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2021 farrier predictions
News & Notes

American Farriers Journal Editors Look into Their 2021 Crystal Balls

With the new year underway, the American Farriers Journal editors gazed into our crystal balls and made a few predictions on what we might see in the equine footcare market over the next 12 months.
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Frankly Speaking: Educate the 14-year-olds

I recently read a tribute posted to Facebook about the late farrier Bob Skradzio. The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member passed away more than 10 years ago, but is remembered by the countless farriers he impacted through his 60-plus years as a horseshoer. He was a link to industry history — one of the last to work street horses in an urban area who transitioned to a largely recreational riding practice.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Michigan Horseshoers Association Spring Clinic

5/7/21
Hickory Hallow Stables
13815 Hallock Rd.
Hickory Corners, MI
United States
The Michigan Horseshoers Association will host a spring clinic Friday, May 7, 2021. The clinician is Daniel Jones. Read More

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2021 American Farriers Team Trials

5/14/21
Five Star Horseshoeing School
807 NE Johnson Rd.
Minco, OK
United States
Contact: Travis Smith
The American Farriers Team Committee will conduct the first of three trials to determine the 2022 team. The first trial will be May 14-15 at Five Star Horseshoeing School in Minco, Okla. Nigel Fennell and Bodie Trnka will be the judges. Read More

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Esco Buff’s Annual Summer Summit

8/5/21
Meredith Manor Equestrian Centre Farrier Shop
147 Saddle Ln.
Waverly, WV
United States
Esco Buff will be conducting his annual Summer Summit from Aug. 5-7, 2021, at Meredith Manor Equestrian Centre Farrier Shop in Waverly, W.Va. The clinicians are Esco Buff, John Crothers, Ken Best and Dr. Gabe Middleton. Read More

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