Farrier Myths And Misconceptions

Farrier Myths And Misconceptions

In a field like horseshoeing, which has been around for thousands of years, there are bound to be stories that get told and retold, regardless of how true they actually are. Horsepeople generally like to rely on conventional wisdom, so in the spirit of keeping us...
Speak the Same Language: Farrier Terms Decoded

Speak the Same Language: Farrier Terms Decoded

Horse owners and clients have an amazing ability to nod along when farriers drift into technical talk precisely as if we know exactly what’s going on. It’s a good strategy for not looking like an idiot, but it’s often not the best strategy for gaining the detailed...
Stretches That Will Save You

Stretches That Will Save You

Later in life you will think back to that time last month when your client’s ornery 21 hand Draft cross explained her disinclination to wear her new painstakingly forged shoes by casually but repeatedly jerking you into the air and wrenching you into a pretzel. That...
SHOWTIME!: How Farriers Help Horses Show Their Best

SHOWTIME!: How Farriers Help Horses Show Their Best

We know in our brains that where equine soundness is concerned, if something’s not broke, we shouldn’t try to fix it. We shouldn’t even look at it. Where horse showing is concerned, however, that saying has a tendency to go out the window as owners and trainers try to...