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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

Can Vettec Help Fix a Broken Hoofwall?

on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:41

Hello All,

I thought the following tech question and answer might be useful and interesting to some of you.  Last week, Diane contacted us with questions on how to help her rescue donkey's hooves.  Read on to see how things unfolded:

Hello Vettec,

I found your site this morning.  My donkey Sidney has broken his left hind hoof wall, in front of [his] hoof.   Pictures attached.   He is not favoring [the] hoof [and] does not seem to be aware that there is a problem.  I recently rescued him and another donkey; they are around 8-10 years old and have never had much dental or hoof care.  I am working on both of those issues.

Episode 5, V3 - Two Minutes With Tab - Evaluating and Managing Limb Deviations

on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:02

Hi Y'all,

In this episode of 2MT Pat Burton and I work on a filly who has confirmation issues.  We discuss the causes for her condition and explore possible solutions.  Our ultimate goal is to keep her sound for as long as possible.

I hope you enjoy watching the video.  

Thank y'all for your time.

Tab Pigg, CJF

Episode 4, V3 - Two Minutes With Tab - Sole-Guard with Boots and Pat Burton

on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:31

Hi Everyone,

We've just finished editing the latest 2MT video.  This time, Pat Burton, CJF, shows a unique way to apply Sole-Guard to a barefoot horse who wears boots. This is a great package for late term broodmares, and for horses who cannot or do not wear shoes.  

I hope you enjoy watching. 

Tab Pigg, CJF

Episode 3, V3 - Two Minutes With Tab - Foal Extension with Pat Burton

on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:17

Hi Y'all,

The latest episode of 2MT once again features our good friend, Pat Burton, CJF.  In this video, Pat completes a foal extension with SuperFast on a baby horse that is knock-kneed.  The SuperFast extension helps with the foal's confirmation.  

I hope you enjoy this clip.  Thank you all for your time.

Tab Pigg, CJF