Disciplines & Breeds

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

ARTICLES

Using clips as needed, not as trends dictate, will enable farriers to improve a horse’s hoof-health and performance

Hoof proportion, digital alignment and capsule health should all be considered before deciding whether to use clips and which kind
It’s not uncommon for farriers to feel pressure from clients who ask for a shoe style or trimming method because the people winning in their discipline “do it that way.” Suddenly, it becomes the “go-to” preference and influences availability of supply.
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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing Mackinac Island’s Horses With Limited Resources

Michigan farrier Jennifer Horn applies sound principles to maintain driving and trail riding mounts
There are few places in the United States where a modern community has no use for motorized vehicles. One such place can be found on Mackinac Island, just south of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Lake Huron. The island, which is 3.8 square miles, outlawed horseless carriages in 1898, leaving three modes of transportation — walking, bicycling and horses.
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Changing Your Farrier Practice

Ohio farrier extends his career in spite of arthritis by transitioning to trims only
Kirk Underschultz has been a hoof-care professional since 1979 — a testament to his love of the work and devotion to his clients. But it wasn’t long ago that his future as a farrier seemed uncertain. Several years ago, Underschultz started experiencing painful arthritis in his fingers and wrists — the most critical tools of any farrier.
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Results from Our Equine Lameness Survey

The results from an exclusive American Farriers Journal on hoof-care and lameness show farriers’ experiences in encountering these cases
One of the major concerns every farrier deals with is how to help lame horses. This was evidenced by the responses from farriers participating in a recent survey who indicated they routinely deal with a number of horses with lameness issues.
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Book Review

I Never Called Myself a Cowboy ­

By Jim Keith
Many within the farrier industry are well acquainted with Tucumcari, N.M., farrier Jim Keith as a horseshoer, toolmaker, educator, not to mention a talented artist with both hammer and pencil. The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member puts the latter to good use by sharing stories from his time working at the historic Bell Ranch in his book I Never Called Myself a Cowboy.
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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

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

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

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