Farrier Issues


Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

October 11, 2016

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More


Behind the Scenes at the Olympic Farriery Forge

August 18, 2016

British and Brazilian farriers are working around the clock to keep the equine athletes well-shod in Rio de Janiero.... Read More


Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Launches Farrier Service

June 13, 2016

Paul Goodness, CJF, and his team will provide full-time services at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.... Read More


Finding a Farrier

June 13, 2016

Use these six tips to seek out a horseshoer who will keep your steed sound.... Read More


When Horses Don't Respond to Corrections

March 24, 2016

Our behavior expert looks at the reasons punishment often doesn't work with horses and offers alternative solutions.... Read More


Lines of Communication

February 16, 2016

Have your veterinarian and farrier worked together to manage or treat a health issue?... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.


Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 30, 2015

Remember these tips when planning and preparing your horse's winter hoof care regimen. ... Read More


Therapeutic Shoeing Part 2: Hardware and Healing

August 19, 2015

Learn about common foot pathologies and corrective-shoeing options, from bar shoes to wooden clogs.... Read More


Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

May 21, 2015

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity.... Read More


Veterinarians: Manage Feet for Function

May 02, 2015

Hoof-related issues are a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Here's what practitioners discussed at a recent meeting.... Read More


The Trouble with "Evidence"

April 20, 2015

There are countless hoof products and practices that have become popular due to salesmanship rather than evidence. ... Read More


Evidence-Based Farriery: The Proof is in the Hoof

April 15, 2015

Don't rely on hearsay when it comes to caring for your horses' hooves.... Read More


Creating a 'Happiness Plan' for a Horse

April 14, 2015

Have you ever almost given up on a horse because of his behavior?... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.


Introduction to Farriery Course Scheduled for May 15

April 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof anatomy and physiology, trimming the balanced foot, when shoes are necessary, and more.... Read More


The Farrier's Role in Horse Hoof Care

February 11, 2015

Take time to recognize the significant contributions farriers make to the equine community.... Read More


To Shoe or Not to Shoe Seniors?

January 06, 2015

Are your senior horses shod or barefoot?... Read More


Is My Farrier a Biosecurity Risk?

November 10, 2014

A horse owner wonders if a farrier moving from barn to barn during the day could spread equine diseases.... Read More


Is the Hoof Smart? Adaptability of the Equine Foot

September 30, 2014

Dr. Debra Taylor describes the visual exam of a healthy hoof and how feet can change in response to external factors.... Read More


Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More


Equine Athletes and Their Feet

March 17, 2014

A world-class sport horse farrier shares what hoof problems he encounters most.... Read More


Poll Recap: Mind Your Manners

March 04, 2014

Of the 896 voters, 641 (72%) said their horses are well-behaved for the farrier. ... Read More


Immediate Effects of Shoeing on Horses' Movement

December 11, 2013

Researchers found that horses do show some movement asymmetry after being trimmed.... Read More


Veterinarian-Farrier Team Key to Managing Laminitic Horses

December 10, 2013

Both individuals' expertise is needed to rehab and maintain these horses' feet for the best possible outcome.... Read More


Maintaining Horse Health Records: Keep Notes on Everything!

October 31, 2013

Records can reveal health patterns, provide clues for health concerns, and keep wellness programs on track.... Read More


Study: Barefoot Trimming Can Impact Hoof Conformation

January 03, 2013

A specific trimming technique increased the hoof's weight-bearing area and increased the heel angle.... Read More