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Farrier Focus Podcast

James Butler

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Farrier Focus Podcast

Farrier Focus Podcast

James Butler

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The Farrier Focus Podcast shares inspiring tips, techniques, and strategies to help farriers unlock the secrets to succeeding in their businesses. With informative interviews, stories, and ideas, you’ll hear real advice on what it takes to succeed in today’s competitive environment.

Latest Episodes

Interview with Farrier Legend Randy Luikhart (Re-Release)

In this episode, we interview farrier legend Randy Luikart, who has been shoeing horses for more than fifty years. He is a past president of the American Farrier's Association and has been inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. You'll gain a lot of insight and ideas from Randy on horseshoeing, ways farriers can work together, and how to master the craft of farriery. Original air date: March 7, 2017

63 MIN7 h ago
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Interview with Farrier Legend Randy Luikhart (Re-Release)

Interview with Farrier Legend Ada Gates-Patton (Re-Release)

In this episode, we talk to farrier legend, Ada Gates-Patton of Southern California. Ada shares her experiences in beginning her farrier career in 1971 to becoming the first woman to ever become a licensed racetrack farrier and member of the International Union of Journeyman Shoers in the United States and Canada. She shares some of her experiences in working on the most famous race horses in the United States and other countries. She was the official Farrier Liaison for the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California. She has been a consultant for many high profile cases all over the world and is an inductee of the Horseshoers Hall of Fame. She received the American Farrier's Association Edward Martin Humanitarian Award in 2008. Original air date: August 20, 2019

56 MIN1 w ago
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Interview with Farrier Legend Ada Gates-Patton (Re-Release)

Farrier Randy Fisher - How to Improve Client Communication

In this episode, farrier Randy Fisher talks about how he moved from being a UPS driver to a successful farrier. He tells his story and shares specific things he does to enhance the relationship and communication he has with each of his clients.

28 MIN2 w ago
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Farrier Randy Fisher - How to Improve Client Communication

Interview with Farrier Legend Carl Bettison, AWCF (Hons)

In today's episode, we are honored to be speaking with Carl Bettison, AWCF with Honors, from Milton Keynes, England. Carl has over 40 years experience shoeing horses. Over the years, Carl has been greatly involved with the Worshipful Company of Farriers. He passed his Diploma and Associates exams with honors. He later became the Master of the Worshipful Company of Farriers for a term. Carl is the owner and director of Stromsholm, the distributor of Kerckhaert Shoes. Stromsholm also carries a lot of other farrier supplies. Carl has the exclusive Royal Warrant to supply the shoes for Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family. In 2007, Carl also became the owner and director of Gibbins aprons. Carl is a great advocate for farriers whether he is helping with education or getting quality supplies to the farrier. 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 f...

79 MIN3 w ago
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Interview with Farrier Legend Carl Bettison, AWCF (Hons)

How to Teach Lower Leg and Foot Anatomy of Horses to Farriers - Jacob Butler

In this episode, farrier instructor Jacob Butler explains how to teach lower leg and foot anatomy of horses to farriers. You'll get a lot of insight on the specific ways you can learn and master this important skill so you can explain what is going on to the horse owners you work with on a daily basis.

35 MINJUN 9
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How to Teach Lower Leg and Foot Anatomy of Horses to Farriers - Jacob Butler

How to Teach Forging Skills to Farriers - Dr. Doug Butler

In this episode, Dr. Doug Butler teaches the process by which he teaches farriers to learn forging skills. He explains the exercises and skill levels by which farriers learn and the process of getting good at this critical skill area. You'll learn a lot about the teaching process and the process of forging from this episode.

45 MINJUN 2
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How to Teach Forging Skills to Farriers - Dr. Doug Butler

Interview with Rose-Marie Clark -- Inventor of the Rose Foal Shoe

In today's episode, our guest is Rose-Marie Clark from Sweden. She has over 40 years experience shoeing horses and has worked with many different disciplines and breeds including: trotting horses, race horses, thoroughbreds and Icelandic ponies. Rose-Marie is the inventor of the Rose Foal Shoe, a shoe that is designed to help foals with conformation problems; to develop normally and without lameness issues. The patented Rose Foal Shoe is designed so that it can be modified for many different scenarios, eliminating the need to carry a lot of different types of corrective shoes in the farrier’s truck. It’s also orange so it’s easier to find if/when the foal loses it! Rose-Marie teaches and gives lectures all over the world about corrective shoeing for young foals. She is a great innovator in our industry. Check out her website where you can see photos of foals she has helped at cfarrier.se. Watch this video about how to use the Rose Foal Shoe. If you would like to contact us with q...

55 MINMAY 26
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Interview with Rose-Marie Clark -- Inventor of the Rose Foal Shoe

Interview with Farrier Legend and World Champion Jim Blurton, AWCF

In today's episode, we talk to World Champion Farrier Legend Jim Blurton, AWCF from Forden, Wales in the United Kingdom. Jim has been a practicing farrier for over 40 years. He has competed in and won numerous national and international competitions. He’s won over 200 competitions worldwide, including when he became World Champion at Calgary in 2005. Jim now runs a multi-farrier practice where he employs 10 farriers and he shoes for some of England’s most prestigious and successful Eventing, Show Jumping and Dressage yards. He’s also regularly asked to consult for veterinary practices. Jim also makes high quality farrier tools that are exported worldwide and Jim Blurton Specialist horseshoes was established in 2007 and has quickly become the world’s leading supplier of quality remedial shoes --- shoes that are designed to help horses recover from the different stresses of competition and everyday problems. You can purchase these tools and shoes at jimblurton.co.uk. Jim is a popu...

64 MINMAY 19
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Interview with Farrier Legend and World Champion Jim Blurton, AWCF

Interview with ABS Master Bladesmith Jason Knight

In today's episode, we talk to ABS Master Bladesmith Jason Knight from East Tennessee. Jason has over 30 years experience making blades. He earned his ABS Mastersmith rating along with the B.R. Hughes Award for the best knife by a Mastersmith candidate in 2007. His blades are unique and recognized throughout the world. His blades are some of the most sought after in the industry today. Jason Knight appeared as one of the judges on the History Channel’s Forged in Fire Series in 2016. Jason has won several awards including the 2017 Knife Collaboration of the Year, 2012 Best Bowie Knife, 2010 Battle of the Bladesmiths Champion and 2008 Blade Magazine’s Best Bowie Knife of the Year. Jason has a YouTube channel, a podcast called Beyond the Edge of Knight, and you can follow him on Instagram as well. Jason teaches classes on bladesmithing, including an online class entitled the Forged Series. You can check out more details about these courses at knightforgestudio.com. If you would like ...

65 MINMAY 12
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Interview with ABS Master Bladesmith Jason Knight

Interview with Farrier Legend and World Champion Grant Moon, FWCF

In this episode, we talk to Grant Moon of Derbyshire, England. Grant is a 6 time world champion at Calgary; he’s won numerous horseshoeing and forging competitions all over the world and he recently achieved his Fellowship in the Worshipful Company of Farriers – the highest qualification that you can get in farriery. We discuss what he did for his thesis in hoof mapping and the accuracy of using external landmarks to localize internal structures in the equine hoof. Grant is a favorite guest speaker and clinician at conventions and clinics all over the world. He has done many instructional videos on Mustad’s YouTube channel where he shows how to make shoes and shows the tips and tricks of the trade that make the job easier. Also, partnered with Mustad, he’s started a new tool line that you can check out and purchase at mustad.com under GDM tools. If you would like to contact us with questions relating to your business, specific cases, general horse hoof care questions, or suggest...

79 MINMAY 5
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Interview with Farrier Legend and World Champion Grant Moon, FWCF

Latest Episodes

Interview with Farrier Legend Randy Luikhart (Re-Release)

In this episode, we interview farrier legend Randy Luikart, who has been shoeing horses for more than fifty years. He is a past president of the American Farrier's Association and has been inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. You'll gain a lot of insight and ideas from Randy on horseshoeing, ways farriers can work together, and how to master the craft of farriery. Original air date: March 7, 2017

63 MIN7 h ago
Comments
Interview with Farrier Legend Randy Luikhart (Re-Release)

Interview with Farrier Legend Ada Gates-Patton (Re-Release)

In this episode, we talk to farrier legend, Ada Gates-Patton of Southern California. Ada shares her experiences in beginning her farrier career in 1971 to becoming the first woman to ever become a licensed racetrack farrier and member of the International Union of Journeyman Shoers in the United States and Canada. She shares some of her experiences in working on the most famous race horses in the United States and other countries. She was the official Farrier Liaison for the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California. She has been a consultant for many high profile cases all over the world and is an inductee of the Horseshoers Hall of Fame. She received the American Farrier's Association Edward Martin Humanitarian Award in 2008. Original air date: August 20, 2019

56 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Interview with Farrier Legend Ada Gates-Patton (Re-Release)

Farrier Randy Fisher - How to Improve Client Communication

In this episode, farrier Randy Fisher talks about how he moved from being a UPS driver to a successful farrier. He tells his story and shares specific things he does to enhance the relationship and communication he has with each of his clients.

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Farrier Randy Fisher - How to Improve Client Communication

Interview with Farrier Legend Carl Bettison, AWCF (Hons)

In today's episode, we are honored to be speaking with Carl Bettison, AWCF with Honors, from Milton Keynes, England. Carl has over 40 years experience shoeing horses. Over the years, Carl has been greatly involved with the Worshipful Company of Farriers. He passed his Diploma and Associates exams with honors. He later became the Master of the Worshipful Company of Farriers for a term. Carl is the owner and director of Stromsholm, the distributor of Kerckhaert Shoes. Stromsholm also carries a lot of other farrier supplies. Carl has the exclusive Royal Warrant to supply the shoes for Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family. In 2007, Carl also became the owner and director of Gibbins aprons. Carl is a great advocate for farriers whether he is helping with education or getting quality supplies to the farrier. 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 f...

79 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Interview with Farrier Legend Carl Bettison, AWCF (Hons)

How to Teach Lower Leg and Foot Anatomy of Horses to Farriers - Jacob Butler

In this episode, farrier instructor Jacob Butler explains how to teach lower leg and foot anatomy of horses to farriers. You'll get a lot of insight on the specific ways you can learn and master this important skill so you can explain what is going on to the horse owners you work with on a daily basis.

35 MINJUN 9
Comments
How to Teach Lower Leg and Foot Anatomy of Horses to Farriers - Jacob Butler

How to Teach Forging Skills to Farriers - Dr. Doug Butler

In this episode, Dr. Doug Butler teaches the process by which he teaches farriers to learn forging skills. He explains the exercises and skill levels by which farriers learn and the process of getting good at this critical skill area. You'll learn a lot about the teaching process and the process of forging from this episode.

45 MINJUN 2
Comments
How to Teach Forging Skills to Farriers - Dr. Doug Butler

Interview with Rose-Marie Clark -- Inventor of the Rose Foal Shoe

In today's episode, our guest is Rose-Marie Clark from Sweden. She has over 40 years experience shoeing horses and has worked with many different disciplines and breeds including: trotting horses, race horses, thoroughbreds and Icelandic ponies. Rose-Marie is the inventor of the Rose Foal Shoe, a shoe that is designed to help foals with conformation problems; to develop normally and without lameness issues. The patented Rose Foal Shoe is designed so that it can be modified for many different scenarios, eliminating the need to carry a lot of different types of corrective shoes in the farrier’s truck. It’s also orange so it’s easier to find if/when the foal loses it! Rose-Marie teaches and gives lectures all over the world about corrective shoeing for young foals. She is a great innovator in our industry. Check out her website where you can see photos of foals she has helped at cfarrier.se. Watch this video about how to use the Rose Foal Shoe. If you would like to contact us with q...

55 MINMAY 26
Comments
Interview with Rose-Marie Clark -- Inventor of the Rose Foal Shoe

Interview with Farrier Legend and World Champion Jim Blurton, AWCF

In today's episode, we talk to World Champion Farrier Legend Jim Blurton, AWCF from Forden, Wales in the United Kingdom. Jim has been a practicing farrier for over 40 years. He has competed in and won numerous national and international competitions. He’s won over 200 competitions worldwide, including when he became World Champion at Calgary in 2005. Jim now runs a multi-farrier practice where he employs 10 farriers and he shoes for some of England’s most prestigious and successful Eventing, Show Jumping and Dressage yards. He’s also regularly asked to consult for veterinary practices. Jim also makes high quality farrier tools that are exported worldwide and Jim Blurton Specialist horseshoes was established in 2007 and has quickly become the world’s leading supplier of quality remedial shoes --- shoes that are designed to help horses recover from the different stresses of competition and everyday problems. You can purchase these tools and shoes at jimblurton.co.uk. Jim is a popu...

64 MINMAY 19
Comments
Interview with Farrier Legend and World Champion Jim Blurton, AWCF

Interview with ABS Master Bladesmith Jason Knight

In today's episode, we talk to ABS Master Bladesmith Jason Knight from East Tennessee. Jason has over 30 years experience making blades. He earned his ABS Mastersmith rating along with the B.R. Hughes Award for the best knife by a Mastersmith candidate in 2007. His blades are unique and recognized throughout the world. His blades are some of the most sought after in the industry today. Jason Knight appeared as one of the judges on the History Channel’s Forged in Fire Series in 2016. Jason has won several awards including the 2017 Knife Collaboration of the Year, 2012 Best Bowie Knife, 2010 Battle of the Bladesmiths Champion and 2008 Blade Magazine’s Best Bowie Knife of the Year. Jason has a YouTube channel, a podcast called Beyond the Edge of Knight, and you can follow him on Instagram as well. Jason teaches classes on bladesmithing, including an online class entitled the Forged Series. You can check out more details about these courses at knightforgestudio.com. If you would like ...

65 MINMAY 12
Comments
Interview with ABS Master Bladesmith Jason Knight

Interview with Farrier Legend and World Champion Grant Moon, FWCF

In this episode, we talk to Grant Moon of Derbyshire, England. Grant is a 6 time world champion at Calgary; he’s won numerous horseshoeing and forging competitions all over the world and he recently achieved his Fellowship in the Worshipful Company of Farriers – the highest qualification that you can get in farriery. We discuss what he did for his thesis in hoof mapping and the accuracy of using external landmarks to localize internal structures in the equine hoof. Grant is a favorite guest speaker and clinician at conventions and clinics all over the world. He has done many instructional videos on Mustad’s YouTube channel where he shows how to make shoes and shows the tips and tricks of the trade that make the job easier. Also, partnered with Mustad, he’s started a new tool line that you can check out and purchase at mustad.com under GDM tools. If you would like to contact us with questions relating to your business, specific cases, general horse hoof care questions, or suggest...

79 MINMAY 5
Comments
Interview with Farrier Legend and World Champion Grant Moon, FWCF
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