I hadn’t been to America until last month (February 2005), and it was a great new experience. I went for horse reasons (well why else would I go) and America certainly has plenty of horses (although I am told that Australia has more on a per … Continue Reading ››
After putting my proverbial toe into the water by checking out farriery in the United States last year, I was invited by the American Farriers Industry Association to … Continue Reading ››
The end result of correct hoof care is survival.
Many years ago, in 1954 to be exact, I learnt to shoe a horse while employed as a jackeroo on a … Continue Reading ››
I have heard that to tell if a person is healthy, just look at the eyes. I don’t know how true that is, but with a horse, I definitely try and encourage people to look at the hoof, and the hoof will show you 95% of what … Continue Reading ››
In management courses, the first step is often to train the trainer. I run ABC Hoof Care Courses for horse owners, enabling them to recognise a balanced hoof and, if they wish, to trim or even shoe their own horses. Sometimes I think I should go … Continue Reading ››