The new age of old When it comes to caring for our horses, particularly the care of their feet, we’ve made some extraordinary advances. Many of our “old school” ideas have actually evolved from what was once considered the “gut instincts” of a few to become the “true and tested” methods of many. The horses … Read morePractical and natural horsemanship: A challenge facing today’s farrier (part 1 of 2)
For more than 9 million horses that exist in this country, there are only a surprisingly modest amount of hoof care professionals. Recent surveys suggest that the number of farriers is as low as 25,000. And, despite this alarming fact, after centuries of ever-changing ideology regarding the horse and its increased popularity with the public, … Read moreWhat is the meaning behind the word “farrier”?