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Application of Diamond Salamander Pad

Watch this step by step application of Tungsten pins for traction and a Diamond Farrier Salamander Pad. Bobby Menker, CJF APF-I will be applying Vettec Hoof Care Equi-Pak CS under the pad to provide additional protection for a trail horse going in rocky terrain. The salamander pads are 98% Leather with 2% Latex added for flexibility and durability. Bobby is applying this pad to a Diamond Tracker shoe that he has toe clipped.

More Educational Videos from Diamond Farrier Co.

Shaping a Diamond Tracker on Stall Jack

A lot of shoes are shaped cold and fit well to feet, it just takes a little more effort to shape cold steel. Bobby Menker, CJF APF-I prefers to heat his steel shoes and shape on an anvil but demonstrates in this clip how simple it is to shape the Diamond Tracker to a front pattern on a stall jack. He's using the Diamond Farrier Stall Jack and new Diamond 1.8lb. Rounding Hammer.

Clinching and Finishing

Bobby Menker, CJF APF-I works through the steps in clinching and finishing the right front on Abby - a 12-year old trail horse. Note the Vettec Hoof Care mesh material that he rasps and trims in this process. The tools from Diamond Farrier used for this process include the KX Nail Cutter and Double Clinch Groover/Gouge to undercut the clinch to allow the nail to be seated into the wall for a smoother, stronger clinch.

Fitting Tracker for Front Foot

The trim is all set for Abby's (12-year old trail horse) right front foot and it's time to get the shoe ready to go on. Bobby Menker, CJF APF-I has done the toe clip modification already and is shaping the Diamond Tracker shoe to fit in this video. The shape out of the box is easily changed to a broader toe and he makes also makes the necessary adjustment to the heels.

Nailing Diamond Tracker and Getting Set for Equi-Pak CS

The Diamond Farrier Tracker shoe has been shaped and FootPro Tungsten pins inserted in the heels for traction on hard surfaces. Bobby Menker, CJF APF-I has cut the Equi-Mesh material and puts it between the shoe and foot to help secure the Vettec Hoof Care Equi-Pak CS material he will apply after nailing. Bobby also uses the FootPro CS+ clay material in the white line area where he has some small separations. He's using the Liberty Cu 5 Slim nails to nail up.

Diamond All-In-One Sharpener

In this video, Allen Horton, CF demonstrates the variety of ways to use the new Diamond All-In-One Sharpener.

Diamond Toeing Knife

The Diamond Toeing Knife is a very popular hoof trimming tool in Europe. In the USA and Canada, most farriers use hoof nippers. However, in this video, you will see how farriers that are using the Sigafoos brand glue on shoes find the Toeing Knife to be an excellent tool for removing the shoes.

Diamond Clinch Groover/Gouge

Watch as the Diamond Double Clinch Groover/Gouge is used to create the groove for the nail clinch on this foot.

Diamond Clinch Cutter

The Diamond Clinch Cutter is used in this video. Note the nylon hammer used to strike the cutter. This prevents damage to the tool and increases the life of the tool. The outer wall is then dressed and cleaned up while on the foot stand before the shoe is pulled

Application of Diamond Tracker with Bobby Menker, APF, CJF

Watch Bobby Menker, APF, CJF nailing on the Diamond Tracker to the front of a barrel racer.

Trimming and Shoeing a Barrel Horse Using the Diamond Tracker by Kerckhaert - Part 1

In part one of "Trimming and Shoeing a Barrel Horse Using the Diamond Tracker", Bobby Menker, APF, CJF trims the hind hoof of a barrel horse.

Trimming and Shoeing a Barrel Horse Using the Diamond Tracker by Kerckhaert - Part 2

In part two of "Trimming and Shoeing a Barrel Horse Using the Diamond Tracker", Bobby Menker, APF, CJF demonstrates the forging and shaping of the Diamond Tracker shoe.

Trimming and Shoeing a Barrel Horse Using the Diamond Tracker by Kerckhaert - Part 3

In part one of "Trimming and Shoeing a Barrel Horse Using the Diamond Tracker", Bobby Menker, APF, CJF nails the Diamond Tracker shoe on the hind hoof of a barrel horse.

Basic Front and Hind Modifications to the Diamond Tracker

In this video, Allen Horton, CF demonstrates basic front and hind modifications to the Diamond Tracker.

Diamond Tracker Basic Modifications (Forge & Anvil)

In this video, Allen Horton, CF demonstrates basic front and hind modifications to the Diamond Tracker using the Diamond 84 lb. Anvil.

Heel Modifications on a Hind Shoe with Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons)

In this video, Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons) demonstrates heel modifications on a Diamond Special horseshoe.

Drawing Quarter Clips with Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons)

In this video, Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons) draws a Quarter Clips on a Diamond Special horseshoe.

Modifying Diamond Special into a Front Shoe with Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons)

In this clip, Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons) modifies a Diamond Special into a front shoe.

Modifying a Diamond Special into a Hind Shoe with Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons)

In this clip, Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons) modifies a Diamond Special into a hind shoe.

Drawing a Toe Clip with Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons)

In this video, Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons) draws a Toe Clip from a Diamond Special horseshoe.

Diamond Product Knowledge Series: Pad Shears

Allen Horton of Diamond Farrier Co. demonstrates the Diamond Pad Shears as part of the Diamond Product Knowledge Series.

Diamond Product Knowledge Series: Diamond Tool Wrap

Allen Horton of Diamond Farrier Co. demonstrates how to apply the Diamond Tool Wrap as part of the Diamond Product Knowledge Series.

Diamond Product Knowledge Series: Maintaining Your Diamond Hoof Knife Part 1

Allen Horton of Diamond Farrier Co. demonstrates the sharpening of the Diamond Left Hand, Narrow Blade Hoof Knife in part one of "Maintaining Your Diamond Hoof Knife" as part of the Diamond Product Knowledge Series.

Diamond Product Knowledge Series: Maintaining Your Diamond Hoof Knife Part 2

Allen Horton of Diamond Farrier Co. demonstrates the sharpening of the Diamond Right Hand, Wide Blade Hoof Knife using a grinder and buffering wheel in part two of "Maintaining Your Diamond Hoof Knife" as part of the Diamond Product Knowledge Series.

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y.: "How to Make a Horseshoe Pumpkin" featuring BarbieTheWelder

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y. Horseshoe Art Edition "How to Make a Horseshoe Pumpkin" featuring Diamond® Art Ambassador BarbieTheWelder. BarbieTheWelder demonstrates the steps to make a pumpkin out of Diamond® Classic horseshoes. If you are interested in becoming a Diamond® Art Ambassador, please email us at sales@diamondfarrierusa.com or call (866) 844-9622. Please take proper safety measures before attempting this project.

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y.: "How to Make a Coat Rack in Shape of a Moose Head"

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y. Horseshoe Art Edition "How to Make a Coat Rack in Shape of a Moose Head" featuring Diamond® Art Ambassador BarbieTheWelder. BarbieTheWelder demonstrates the steps to make a coat rack in the shape of a moose head out of Diamond® Classic 1 horseshoes. If you are interested in becoming a Diamond® Art Ambassador, please email us at sales@diamondfarrierusa.com or call (866) 844-9622. Please take proper safety measures before attempting this project.

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y.: How to Make a Horseshoe Candle Holder

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y. Horseshoe Art Edition, "How to Make a Horseshoe Candle Holder," featuring Diamond® Art Ambassador Pat Sloan (MIG Welding Art and Fabrication). Pat demonstrates the steps to make a candle holder using Diamond® horseshoes. If you are interested in becoming a Diamond® Art Ambassador, please email us at sales@diamondfarrierusa.com or call (866) 844-9622. Please take proper safety measures before attempting this project.

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y.: How to Make a Horseshoe Cowboy Hat Tree

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y. Horseshoe Art Edition, "How to Make a Horseshoe Cowboy Hat Tree," featuring Diamond® Art Ambassador John Sundquist (Metal Art by Giovanni). John demonstrates the steps to make a cowboy hat tree using Diamond® horseshoes. If you are interested in becoming a Diamond® Art Ambassador, please email us at sales@diamondfarrierusa.com or call (866) 844-9622. Please take proper safety measures before attempting this project.

Diamond Hoof Conditioner

In this video, Bobby Menker, CJF APF demonstrates the new Diamond Hoof Conditioner.

Diamond Thrush Treatment

In this video, Bobby Menker, CJF APF demonstrates the new Diamond Thrush Treatment.

Diamond Classic Rim Shoe with 5 Slim Blade Nails

In this video, Bobby Menker, CJF APF demonstrates the Diamond Classic Rim Shoe with Diamond 5 Slim Blade Nails. Products used in this video include the Diamond Classic Rim Shoe, 5 Slim Blade Nails, and 10 oz. Race Track Driving Hammer.

Diamond Classic Heeled Shoe with 5 Slim Blade Nails

In this video, Bobby Menker, CJF APF demonstrates the Diamond Classic Heeled Shoe with Diamond 5 Slim Blade Nails. Products used in this video include the Diamond Classic Heeled Shoe, 5 Slim Blade Nails, and 10 oz. Race Track Driving Hammer.

Basic Trimming with Bobby Menker, APF CJF

Bobby Menker, APF CJF works through the basic steps of trimming the equine hoof as part of the Diamond Information Series for the Professional Farrier.

How to Make a Wine and Glass Rack

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y. Horseshoe Art Edition, "How to Make a Wine and Glass Rack," featuring Diamond® Art Ambassador BarbieTheWelder. BarbieTheWelder demonstrates the steps to make a heart with wings out of Diamond® Classic horseshoes. If you are interested in becoming a Diamond® Art Ambassador, please email us at sales@diamondfarrierusa.com or call (866) 844-9622. Please take proper safety measures before attempting this project.

How to Make a Heart with Wings

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y. Horseshoe Art Edition, "How to Make a Heart with Wings," featuring Diamond® Art Ambassador Barbie The Welder. Barbie The Welder demonstrates the steps to make a heart with wings out of Diamond® Classic horseshoes. If you are interested in becoming a Diamond® Art Ambassador, please email us at sales@diamondfarrierusa.com or call (866) 844-9622. Please take proper safety measures before attempting this project.

How to Make a Horseshoe Pumpkin

Diamond® Farrier Co. D.I.Y. Horseshoe Art Edition, "How to Make a Horseshoe Pumpkin," featuring Diamond® Art Ambassador Kevin Sieverfropp, Bar 18 Creations. Kevin demonstrates the steps to make a pumpkin out of Diamond® Classic horseshoes. If you are interested in becoming a Diamond® Art Ambassador, please email us at sales@diamondhorseshoeing.com or call (866) 844-9622. Please take proper safety measures before attempting this project.

Farrier Tool Line

Diamond Farrier Co. has the tools necessary for today’s farrier and horse owner to trim and maintain the horse’s hoof. Mike Wildenstein, CJF FWCF (hons) discusses the farrier tools available through Diamond Farrier Co and their uses.

Horseshoe Application - Cold Shoeing Method

Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF, (hons) works through the shaping and application of a Diamond shoe utilizing the cold shoeing method. He uses the Diamond Special Plain, a 7.5mm thick shoe with a wide width of web to provide more hoof wall support and protection to the hoof.

Basic Farrier Tool Kit and Trimming the Foot

Diamond Farrier Co. has the tools necessary for today’s farrier and horse owner to trim and maintain the horse’s hoof. Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF, (hons) shows what Diamond tools he would keep in his farrier tool box and then demonstrates the proper way to trim a hoof. 

Anatomy of the Hoof Part II

Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF, (hons) continues his breakdown of the anatomical structure of the equine limb. In this segment he discusses the front limb.

Anatomy of the Hoof Part III

Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF, (hons) continues his Equine limb anatomy discussion with a detailed look at a hind limb model from Horse Science.

Anatomy of the Hoof Part I

Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF, (hons) presents Anatomy of the Hoof & Lower Limb, Part 1 in this clip. One of Mike's goals is to help farriers and owners to learn the anatomical terminology that will help in dealing with the equine limb, especially when consulting with a veterinarian.