Discover protocols, advice and other valuable information on how to handle soft tissue injuries, laminitis, caudal heel pain or any other lamenesses that farriers face on a day-in, day-out basis.



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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Research Journal: July/August 2023

The information, ideas, and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
  • Hoof Unevenness in Young Quarter Horses
  • Speed and Stride Related to Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Shockwave Therapy for SDF and Suspensory Injuries
  • Hoof Shape in Working Donkeys

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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.


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)

Soring Part 2

Soring (Part 2): Pressure Mounts To End Soring -- Download


This is the second installment of the series that won the top prize from the Association of Business Publications Editors. The series looks at the practice of soring and attempts to stop it.

Using Sugar To Treat Wounds

Using Sugar To Treat Those Nasty Wounds - Download


This classic article was written by the late Burney Chapman. The hall of fame shoer from Lubbock, Texas specialized in lame horse problems. This article looks at how you can use sugar and providone-iodine for treating open wounds on horse hooves.

Laminitis Lessons

Laminitis Lessons


In this 16-page report, veteran farrier Randy Luikart, CJF, and equine veterinarian Ken Keckler, DVM, evaluate seven sets of hoof models supplied by Allie Hayes of Horse Science that illustrate different laminitic concerns.



Live Sponsored Event

Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital Clinic

Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital
4813 Arbor Hill Rd.
Canton, GA
United States
Contact: GVH
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital is hosting a clinic in Canton. Read More


ESP First Annual Podiatry Clinic and Seminar

The Wanderers Country Club
1900 Aero Club Dr
Wellington, FL
United States
Contact: Dave Gilliam
Equine Soundness Professionals is hosting its first annual podiatry clinic and seminar in Wellington. Read More


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

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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

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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


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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Live Sponsored Event

Derby City Horseshoeing Association Winter Clinic

2/25/23 8:00 am EST
Farrier Product Distribution
361 Haven Hill Rd.
Shelbyville, KY
United States
The Derby City Horseshoeing Association will holds its winter clinic Feb. 25, 2023, in Shelbyville, Ky. The clinicians will be Travis Burns, CJF (TE, EE), AWCF; and Mike Poe, CJF, AWCF. Read More


Excellence Through Education Clinic

5/20/23 8:00 am EDT
Northeast Farrier Supply
210 Holabird Ave.
Winsted, CT
United States

Northeast Farrier Supply and the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners will hold an “Excellence Through Education Clinic” on May 20, 2023, in Winstead, Conn. The clinician is Jenny Hagen, DVM, PhD, CF.

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