Getting Paid to Learn

While most of our blog posts are geared towards horse owners this one is primarily, though not entirely, meant for my fellow farriers.  When we hire a professional to do …

Shoe Type & Selection

When it comes to selecting the appropriate shoe for your horse there are literally hundreds if not thousands of options in different types, styles, and brands when it comes to …

Road to The Journeyman Part 1

Last month I finally began the process of getting my CJF. The test for the Journeyman is comprised of three parts, each scored to an exacting standard. A written test, …

Shape of the Horse’s Foot

Last week we posted a photo to our Facebook page asking owners if they could identify which shoe goes on which foot (right front, left hind, etc). For some, this …

Giving Back

At Dixie’s Farrier Service, we are committed to living out our core values. In doing so, we are driven to give back to our community, both the horse world as …

What is Good Work?

We all want our horse’s hooves taken good care of, but what makes it a good job? While the question of exactly what is correct for each horse is far …

Hoof Care in the Winter

As the weather is cooling off and shows and trail rides are winding down for the year, we have to consider what care is needed for horses’ hooves. For most …

When To Say No…

As farriers, we have a difficult and dangerous job – on a good day. Ideally, horses will be trained to stand for the farrier and vet and won’t cause any …

Q & A

How long have you been shoeing? Dixie’s Farrier Service was started in September of 2008. I began pursuing shoeing late in 2006. Why hot fit? There are several reasons for …