Therapeutic Shoeing

Explore the valuable strategies to help farriers maneuver through the various problems that afflict the hoof capsule and lower limb.


Therapeutic Shoeing

Teamwork is Critical in Equine Ringbone Cases

Veterinarian and farrier can slow degeneration and minimize pain
If you’ve suffered from a bone spur, you can imagine how ringbone feels to a horse. Some level of discomfort accompanies each step. Swelling might or might not be present, but one thing is for sure, the bony growth interferes with mobility. The same is true for horses.
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Helping Miniature Horses and Dwarfs with Limb Deformities

An aggressive trim, disc and plate system, aid in management
A new client calls and asks you to come out and look at a “pony” on the farm that has some problems. The day of the appointment comes and when you get to the farm, you find the animal in front of you is a miniature horse — and a dwarf, at that.
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Digital Demonstration Replay

How CBD Can Help Your Customers, Their Horses and You [Digital Demonstration]

During this digital demonstration, Renee Vandenberg and Harry Serio discuss how you can use CBD in your hoof-care practice. It may be able to help horses with inflammation issues, as well as calming. This digital demonstration will offer guidance on how to find the right amount for each horse and your customers’ responsibilities.

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News & Notes

Veterinarian-Farrier Communication Crucial with Lameness Cases

By communicating goals, team members will have more likelihood of a successful outcome for the horse
Equine lameness cases are an intersection where farriers and veterinarians should work together. In this team dynamic, each party thoroughly and professionally communicates to achieve the goal of the best possible outcome for the horse. Without this element, success could escape the veterinarian and farrier.
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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.



Improving Horsemanship for Farriers


This 38 page report will guide you through the importance of learning and developing horsemanship, making the farriery process easier, safer, and more enjoyable. This report will provide you with basic horsemanship skills that are crucial for avoiding horse and human injury, as well as becoming a successful farrier. 

You'll find a wide variety of useful information including:

  • Why you can’t hurry horsemanship

  • How good rapport and good horses go hand-in-hand

  • The importance of being able to “read” a horse and understanding the body language

  • Why not all “bad” horses are bad

  • The importance of patience

  • Advice on how to deal with soft hearted clients and their spoiled horses

Critical Concerns Cover

Critical Concerns When Making Traction Decisions

Too much or too little traction can lead to poor performance or even catastrophic injury. This insightful 16-page report explores the positive and negative effects of adding traction devices to shoes so you can avoid any detrimental outcomes. View
Michael Steward

The Science Behind Wooden Shoes -- MP3 Download


Michael Steward has had tremendous success treating laminitis as well as other lameness issues with his system of wooden shoes. In this presentation, Steward shares the science behind the success of this cost-effective treatment.  (Total Run Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes; File size: 54 Megabytes)

Book Of Farrier Lists - Download Only

Book Of Farrier Lists - Download Only


Jam-packed with valuable checklists for horse owners and farriers alike, this report features 26 usable checklists on all aspects of hoof care and shoeing horses. A practical tool for any horse-owner serious about hoof care and a must-have reference for the professional farrier.

Hoof-Care Strategies for Success Set

Hoof-Care Strategies For Success Set


This 4-piece package shares the very best hoof-care tips, techniques and practical advice from over 30 members of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and other prominent veteran farriers in the footcare industry.

This special package includes:

  • Hall Of Fame Farrier Tips (52 pages)
  • Hoof Care For The Performance Horse (64 pages)
  • Hall Of Fame Horseshoeing (32 pages)
  • The "How-To" Horseshoeing Book (144 pages)

This package is valued at $57.80 — you save 40% or $22.83 when you order this package today.

Back to Basics A Farrier Foundation Set

Back To Basics: A Farriers Foundation Built For Success Set


This special package includes:

  • Better Basics, Better Horseshoeing (120 pages)
  • The Cavalry Horseshoer’s Technical Manual (128 pages)
  • Modifying Keg Shoes (48 pages)
  • AFJ Horseshoe Guide (40 pages)



32nd Annual Heumphreus Lecture

University of California, Davis
United States
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting the 32nd annual Heumphreus Lecture. Read More


Farriers' Day

Peninsula Equine Veterinary
Menlo Park, CA
United States
Contact: Jan

Grand Circuit Products is sponsoring a farriers’ day in Menlo Park.

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Clinic day for farriers and veterinarians

2/15/20 8:30 am EST
University of Montreal
3200 rue Sicotte Saint-Hyacinthe
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


Feet, Joints and Physiotherapy Webinar

2/25/21 12:00 pm CST
BEVA is hosting the webinar “Feet, Joints and Physiotherapy” at 12 p.m. CST, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The speakers are Bruce Bladon, BVMS, Cert EP, DESTS, Dipl ECVS, FRCVS; Gillian Tabor, MSc, ResM, ACPAT, Cat A RAMP; and Simon Moore, FWCF. Read More

Live Sponsored Event

Orrville Veterinary Clinic Equine Educational Seminar

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

Live Sponsored Event

NAEP Regional Wet Lab

The Shoein' Shop
31740 Dunlap Blvd.
Yucaipa, CA
United States
Contact: Dave Dawson
The Shoein’ Shop will host a Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners Wet Lab on Feb. 26, 2022. The clinician is Mark Silverman, DVM. Read More


Pizza & Podiatry Roundtable

3/3/22 5:30 pm CST
Janssen Veterinary Clinic
2420 W. 236th St.
Sheridan, IN
United States
Contact: Lydia Mudd
How do you utilize your knowledge of functional anatomy while trimming and shoeing? Janssen Veterinary Clinic in Sheridan, Ind., is hosting the first of a miniseries roundtable discussions on functional anatomy March 3. Read More

Live Sponsored Event

Laminitis and Founder Clinic

Hampton Inn & Suites
3550 Ember Ln.
Billings, MT
United States
Contact: Jim Rennie
Rennie’s Horseshoeing is hosting a farrier, veterinarian, trainer and horse owner clinic April 8, 2022, at Hampton Inn and Montana Equine in Billings, Mont. The clinician is Travis Burns, FWCF, CJF (TE, EE), APF-I. Read More


Southwestern Ohio Farriers Association Winter Clinic and Membership Meeting

1/14/23 8:00 am EST
Grant Career Center
718 W. Plane St.
Bethel, OH
United States
Contact: Dave Purvis

Southwestern Ohio Farriers Association will conduct its winter clinic and membership meeting Jan. 14, 2022, at Grant Career Center in Bethel, Ohio. The clinician is Lydia Mudd, DVM.

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High Plains Farrier Association Horseshoeing Demonstration

1/31/23 8:00 am CST
Barnett Field House at The Monument
444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. N.
Rapid City, SD
United States

The High Plains Farrier Association will conduct a horseshoeing demonstration and roundtable discussions Jan. 31, 2023, at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D. Jake Stonefield, CJF; Allan Voeller, CJF, APF-I; Amanda Marohl; and Mark Jakopak will be among the farriers conducting demonstrations.

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