In 2015 the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Company purchased Diamond Horseshoes and Tools. What had once been the widest-selling shoe and tool line in America (and far beyond) has been getting a new look and, for many products, a new feel and new features. Show More Summary
How would Donald Trump look at the anvil? Traditionally, political cartoons have portrayed US Presidents as blacksmiths and, sometimes, farriers. Here you see President Woodrow Wilson portrayed in 1917 as a striker, not the smith. Uncle Sam is the smith, and he is urging Wilson to swing and hit, while the iron is still hot. Show More Summary
Shane Westman recently was appointed Large Animal Clinic Farrier at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Image courtesy of UC Davis) Congratulations to the University of California at Davis and to Washington farrier Shane Westman on Shane's official appointment as farrier at the UC Davis Large Animal Clinic. Show More Summary
http://www.karenchaton.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Bo_sweetwater2.mp4 Ever since I posted about this on my FB wall, I’ve gotten more requests for the recipe and have had a huge amount of positive feedback at every single ride I’ve...Show More Summary
Arizona Equine Medical & Surgical Centre seeks an American Farrier's Association certified JOURNEYMAN FARRIER (or equivalent qualification) for our newly developed Arizona Equine Podiatry Center. Arizona Equine is an established seven-doctor equine referral center in Gilbert, Arizona. Show More Summary
It's that time of year: let's all drive to New Hampshire and enjoy the 29th Annual Myhre Equine Clinic Farrier/Veterinarian Conference in Rochester, New Hampshire. This article will include as many details as possible for you to make your plans. Hosted by Dr. Grant Myhre, the big two-day event will be held later this week, October 28-29. Andrew Parks MA, Vet MB, MRCVS, Dip
CNN racing reporter Aly Vance interviewed Newmarket farrier William (Billy) Mulqueen, DipWCF about the importance of farriery to racehorses for an extended segment on stable staff working for British Thoroughbred trainer William Haggas. October 22, 2016 was a great day for everyone who works behind the scenes with (and for) racehorses. Show More Summary
Farrier Product Distribution (FPD) has become the latest company to join forces with the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) as an educational communications partner. AFA Executive Director Beth Daniels issued the following statement: “We are delighted to partner with FPD in this initiative. Show More Summary
Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center (DMHC) has announced that Minnesota farrier Scott Lampert has joined the company as Product Development Manager. Scott Lampert, Product Development Manager at Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center For nearly three decades, Scott Lampert has shod top-level hunters and jumpers, dressage horses, Arabians and cutting horses while consulting and lecturing
Professor Mick Peterson took a turn as a speaker at the Hoofcare@Saratoga series at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, New York. (Thank you!) After years in the engineering department at the University of Maine, he's taking a new, wider-focus ag/equine science faculty director post at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Show More Summary
Today the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) announced a donation of $10,000 through its Equine Research Fund to the Morris Animal Foundation in support of research being conducted by Morris Animal Foundation Fellow Dr. Alix Bergman at North Carolina State University. In conjunction with the work of Drs. Show More Summary
This Half-Arabian show horse is shod in a way that would not be legal under proposed rule changes. The length of toe, shoe measurement, multiple pads, and other parameters are in line, and shoe bands are currently legal and would remain so under the new rules. Show More Summary
For the past few months, the US Department of Agriculture has been hosting "listening sessions" around the country and gathering input about a proposed amendment to the American Horse Protection Act, which bans the "soring" abuse techniques...Show More Summary
Professor Renate Weller of the Royal Veterinary College, London, will be president of the British Equine Veterinary Association in 2018, following results of an election held this year. (BEVA photo) The British Equine Veterinary Association...Show More Summary
Just a head's up that I won't be posting over here about my horses - all news about them will be over on the Oak Tree. I will, however, update the EPM/Lyme page over here.
Here's something about the Mark Rashid clinic I expect to be riding in next week.
Here's an update on Red's EPM treatment.
Looks like Red's getting back to normal - here's the latest post.
Here's another update on Red, with a description of a distinctive movement which can occur.
Red's on day four of his treatment for EPM - here's a post on how symptoms can be exacerbated during treatment.