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Tab Pigg began his career shoeing horses in 1983. As a Certified Journeyman Farrier, he has shod all types of horses from everyday ranch horses, to athletic event horses. He’s worked on countless therapeutic cases, gaining valuable experience and increasing his knowledge of hoof care with each case.

Tab held various positions in the Texas Professional Farriers Association and became their president in 2000. He served as an AFA examiner for 16 years and has competed in many forging and shoeing competitions. Tab has worked for Vettec as a technical specialist for the last 8 years.

Shoeing and helping horses is much more than a paycheck to Tab, knowing he has the ability to improve their quality of life, is what is most important to him.


2 Minutes with Tab Blog

Episode 4, V4 - Two Minutes With Tab - Step Fill Technique

on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 20:50

This video shows how to create a step fill technique hoof package.  For this application, we use a partial foam board in the toe area to block it out.  We then use Equi-Pak to fill the sole.  The Equi-Pak will flow under the foam board in the toe creating a thin layer of support and will fill the heel area to ground level creating full heel support.  This is a good package when you want heel support but have a thin soled horse that cannot take full ground pressure in the toe. 

I hope you enjoy watching. 

Episode 3, V4 - Two Minutes With Tab - Vettec Combo Packages

on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:08

Did you know that you can use more than one Vettec product to create the perfect package for your hoof care needs? The latest 2MT segment shows how to use Adhere to create a glue on shoe, and Equi-Pak CS as a pour in pad for comfort and support.  I hope you enjoy watching!

- Tab Pigg, CJF

Episode 2, V4 - Two Minutes With Tab - Hoof wall repair with Adhere

on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:27

Hi Everyone,

Repairing hoof wall with Adhere helps the hoof wall to grow out.  In this video segment, you will see how we complete a repair on a section of the wall using the beige Adhere for esthetics.

I hope ya'll enjoy.

- Tab Pigg, CJF

Episode 1, V4 - Two Minutes With Tab - Glue on Shoes With Adhere

on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:51

This is a short educational clip showing how it is possible to glue on a steel shoe using Vettec's Adhere.  If your horse can't take a nail, gluing a shoe on may be a great fit for you.