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.
This horse has under run heels which is changing the way it bears weight and causing it to be unbalanced. In this episode of 2MT, we trim the bent walls, match the angles with Super Fast and provide heel support with Equi-Build to help provide protection and support.
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.
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!