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Farrier Focus Podcast

The Farrier Focus Podcast releases an episode each week with inspiring tips, techniques, and strategies to help farriers unlock the secrets to succeeding in their business. With informative interviews, stories, and ideas, you’ll hear real advice on what it takes to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
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Now displaying: February, 2020
Feb 25, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Robert Eustace details his treatment methods for laminitis and other serious foot diseases from a talk that was given at a previous Farrier Focus Conference.

Feb 18, 2020

In today's episode, we talk to farrier legend, Shayne Carter. Shayne is Certified Journeyman Farrier and a Master Bladesmith.

In 1984, Shayne was the first American to win the World Champion Blacksmith Competition (WCBC) held in conjunction with the Calgary Stampede. Shayne is still the youngest participant to win the WCBC title at age 23.

Over the years, Shayne has been very active in competitions. Winning spots on the American Farriers Team in 1986,1988,1990,1993, 1997, and 1998. 

Shayne travels all over the world teaching clinics to other farriers horsehoeing skills, blacksmithing, and knife and tool making. He is an exceptional blacksmith.

In 1998, Shayne received the Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award. In 2000, Shayne was voted "Farrier Industry Legend". This was awarded to the top 25 most influential contributors to the farrier industry. In 2003 Shayne was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame.

Recently, Shayne passed his test to become a Master Bladesmith with the American Bladesmith Society. Shayne’s knives have become well-known for their exceptional functionality and beautiful designs. He competed (twice!) in and won the popular show Forged in Fire in season three.

You can see pictures of Shayne’s knives, tools and other work on his Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages. He also has videos on his YouTube channel.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shayne.carter.98

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shaynecarterknives/?hl=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFSi_L6DoIzV8mDFJHhDUVQ

 

If you would like to contact us with questions relating to your business, specific cases, general horse hoof care questions, or suggestions for future podcasts, please email us at farrierfocuspodcast@gmail.com. We might even feature your email in a future episode!

Feb 11, 2020

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Ann Swinker, PhD about her experiences in the horse industry as an academic researcher, state extension horse specialist and professor of equine science. She has also been involved in breeding, training, marketing, importing and showing horses. 

In this interview, Dr. Swinker talks several topics of interest inlcluding: horse nutrition, importance of getting feed analyzed, environmental stewardship, selenium toxicity and deficiency in horses, laminitis, micro-chipping horses and other research projects that she has been involved in. 

Dr. Swinker holds a Masters degree in Animal Science from Penn State and a PhD in Agricultural Sciences from West Virginia University.

She has served as the Extension Horse Specialist at Colorado State University and a professor of Equine Science. She most recently has been the Extension Horse Specialist and Associate Professor of Equine Sciences at Penn State University. At Penn State she was involved in the development of a number of major programs on behalf of their Extension Programs.  Most notably the “Equine Environmental Stewardship Program,” which has been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation, of which she is co-founder and chair.

Dr. Swinker was named “Horse Person of the Year in 2001 by the Colorado Equine Council. She was awarded the American Horse Council Marjorie Van Ness Award in 2016 for her leadership and service to the horse community.

She has served on several research committees and has authored several refereed papers, abstracts/proceedings, and popular press articles.

Though she retired from teaching at Penn State University in 2017, she remains dedicated to horse care and education as she continues to conduct workshops, presentations and clinics each year. She and her husband own and breed Arabian, Trakehner Horses and raise Hereford cattle in Pennsylvania.

 

If you would like to contact us with questions relating to your business, specific cases, general horse hoof care questions, or suggestions for future podcasts, please email us at farrierfocuspodcast@gmail.com. We might even feature your email in a future episode!

Feb 4, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Doug Butler continues his discussion on balance by discussing functional balance and how it relates to geometric balance which was discussed in a previous Farrier Focus podcast episode.

This discussion from a previous seminar can be used in conjunction with studying Chapter 38 of The Principles of Horseshoeing III.

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