FEATURED ARTICLE

FPD Natural Angle: Volume 7 Issue 1

Basic Shoeing: Shoeing The Roping Horse

There are as many ways to shoe roping horses as there are horses. Each one is unique, with its own strengths and weaknesses. A sound horse with good conformation, in a desirable environment, would do well barefoot. Yet this scenario is rare. Their riders each have their own set of priorities, skill levels, and schedules to factor in. Because of all these variables, each horse should be assessed as a unique individual. Communication and observation skills are essential in determining how best to shoe each horse in order that he may perform at his peak within his environment. For instance, you would not put sliders on a calf horse that chased cur dogs and wild cows during the week. You wouldn’t square a toe and dub his hind foot if he were weak in his stop. These are all factors you must learn through communication with rider/trainer and or using your observation skills. You should have a good understanding of the horse's job description. READ MORE

EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES

The Art and Science of Farriery

Welcome to the educational division of farrierproducts.com. Since their founding in 1990, Farrier Product Distribution has remained committed to sharing useful and practical shoeing information and methods with farriers across the country.

Sponsoring clinics is just one way in which the company works to improve farrier knowledge and techniques. In addition, FPD is well known in the industry for their pursuit and development of the best products to meet the needs of the farrier - and the horse. With the best quality products – and the knowledge needed to use them – your job becomes easier and your skill always gets better.