Disciplines & Breeds

Explore the various methods, protocols, advice, tips and strategies to tend to the footcare of the various breeds and disciplines.


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New Federal Rule Vows to End Soring

Horse Protection Act amendment goes into effect February 2025
Promising an end to horse soring, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announces amendments to the Horse Protection Act that will fundamentally change Tennessee Walking Horse shows and how mounts are shod.
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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.


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The Horse's of Assateague Island

See the hooves and feet of the wild horses from the Assateague Island National Seashore – a wet environment located along the southern border of Maryland and the northern border of Virginia. Examined in this detailed 24-page photo essay is a collection of 12 wild horses that died of natural causes or accidental death at the hands of humans between 2006 and 2014. View
Diet and the Hoof

Diet And The Hoof - Piecing Together The Nutrition Puzzle (PDF Download)


This downloadable 24-page research report offers the best analysis of the impact of various nutritional factors on hoof quality and growth that the American Farriers Journal editors have ever seen. Two leading hoof and nutrition authorities analyze the factors that influence hoof development from the standpoint of increasing hoof growth and improving hoof quality — two occurrences that aren't always synonymous. In addition, you'll also get an in-depth look at new nutritional findings dealing with the cause, pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of laminitis.

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The National Cutting Horse Assn. Cutting Futurity and World Finals

Fort Worth, TX
United States
The National Cutting Horse Assn. is hosting the cutting futurity and world finals in Fort Worth. Read More


Edward Martin Perpetual Draft Horse Shoeing Competition and Clinic

United States

The Edward Martin Perpetual Draft Horse Shoeing Competition and Clinic will be March 23-25, 2023, in Wilton, Calif. The judge and clinician will be Iain Ritchie, DipWCF.

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

12/13/19 3:00 pm EST
Synergy Farm & Forge
8745 McCaffrey Trail
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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Indiana Farrier’ Association Winter Clinic

12/10/22 8:00 am EST
Janssen Veterinary Clinic
2420 W. 236th St.
Sheridan, IN
United States

Indiana Farriers’ Association will conduct its winter clinic Dec. 10, 2022, in Sheridan, Ind. The clinician will be Conrad Trow, CJF.

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