Preparing for the Farrier: Part 3

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I visited with Doug and Jacob Butler of Butler Professional Farrier School in Crawford, Nebraska, earlier this year for an article in Tri-State Livestock New’s Horse Round-Up 2017. Read the story here. The Butler Family has an incredible amount of knowledge to share, and Jacob has composed a three-part series for Cavvy Savvy.

After AppointmentFarrier, Butler

The real improvement for a horse’s behavior is done before and after each appointment. Farriers recognize if a horse has been worked or handled since the last appointment.

Evaluation between farrier and owner discussing what went well during the appointment and a possible assignment that may improve the behavior of the horse for the next time is desirable. Farriers appreciate owner involvement in creating a safe situation for all.

Jacob Butler, at left in the photo in the red sweatshirt, is a Certified Journeyman Farrier and an Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. He is the Director and an instructor at Butler Professional Farrier School LLC, located near Chadron, NE. For more information visit his website at or call (308)665-1510 or email

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About Savanna Simmons

I'm Savanna Simmons and I live north of Lusk, Wyoming, on the Four Three Ranch with my husband Boe and our sons, Brindle and Roan. I grew up evolving my horsemanship with clinicians like Ray Hunt, Joe Wolter, and Jack Brainard, but not within a...

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