am Australian Accredited Master Farrier with over 50 years of
farriery experience ... MORE
Your horse’s well being starts with his hooves – you
look at a horse without first looking at his feet. The simple
basic principles of Hoof Care are vitally important.
Everything we do to the hoof must be to ENHANCE the horse’s
natural athletic ability, not to inhibit it.
This web site is to provide information to all horse owners and
hoof carers for the benefit of horses everywhere.
The more I travel the more I see the huge need for owners to
become involved in understanding the horse's hoof. It is my
mission to encourage horse owners to start taking more of an
interest in understanding the horse's hoof as an essential part
of its well-being and performance.
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DAVID'S LATEST BOOK NOW AVAILABLE
David's third book is a collection of over 100
Hoof Care that he has written for magazines over the
past 16 years.
Covering all aspects of Hoof Care for the horse owner
and the farrier.
A limited print edition - 250 pages of information with
300 photos in full colour.
LATEST information and articles WHAT IS BREAKOVER MANAGEMENT? BREAKOVER refers to that moment when the coronary band
at the front of the hoof is perpendicular to the ground and the
point at which the hoof is then able to leave the ground in its
flight upwards and forwards... MORE
with David Farmilo of ABC Hoof Care on "The Farrier Guide"
Q: Can you tell me about your program and school?
A: I teach hoof care for three levels: a two-day course for beginners,
a five-day intermediate course for those with mid level experience,
and a five-day advanced course for experienced farriers. Most
of my beginner students are horse owners frustrated by poor farriery
standards and who want to learn to look after their horse’s
feet and to understand how correctly balancing the hoof will optimize
the flight pattern of the hoof.... MORE
in the hoof: Normal or natural?
There is no such thing as a "normal" or "natural"
flare in any horse's hoof. Making a statement like that in public
in the 21st century will provoke a predictable reaction... MORE
The best invention ever!
9.5mm wide x 6.35mm ultra high strength magnet.
Fits into the end of a farriers hammer by drilling with a 3/8"
Makes it so easy to pick up dropped nails.
Strong enough to pick up a clinch block!