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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.


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Vettec Super Fast Lateral Extension

on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 00:55
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Tab Pigg, Vettec, Farrier, Super fast, hooves, hoofcare, hoof, blacksmith, horses, horseback riding, trail riding, horse, 2MT

To give a bit of back ground on cases like this, base narrow in the hind legs is a conformation that causes a horse to stand closer at the hooves than at the origin of the legs at the hips.  Often times a heavy muscled horse will suffer from this disability.

Having base narrow hind legs cause hooves to wing in, so the horse is more likely to interfere.  A horse with this type of confirmation can't develop speed for rapid acceleration.  The horse would also suffer from excessive stress and pressure on the outside of the hocks, fetlocks and hooves.  This can lead to degenerative joint disease, ligament strain, hoof bruising and quarter cracks, therefore, it must be remedied.  

In the case we

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on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 22:06
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Hi Ya'll,

We just added a new feature to the 2MT page! Now you can opt in to a 2MT email that will announce new blog postings and any other exciting or interesting 2MT news. Simply sign up on the left hand side of the 2MT page, under the orange box and you will be added to our list! 

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Thank You for Checking out 2MT!

on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 16:20
2 Minutes with Tab - a free educational hoof care video series


Thank you for taking the time to check out Vettec’s new project, “2 Minutes With Tab” (or 2MT for short).

Our goal with 2MT is to share some of the hoof care knowledge I have gained over the last 3 decades shoeing horses.  As you know, the equine hoof is a very complicated structure.  After all my time in this field, I am still learning new things about hooves!  Education for a farrier never ends. 

I’ve had the opportunity to work all types of horses, from everyday ranch horses to athletic event horses.  As you can imagine, I’ve run across my share of therapeutic cases along the way.

Episode 5 - Two Minutes With Tab - Founder

on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 19:05

Hi Y'all,

Have you ever wondered, what founder is and what causes it? Take a look at my latest 2MT video to find out, see pictures of foundered hooves and find out what  I'd suggest to do if you suspect your horse has foundered.

I hope this information helps you recognize the signs of founder.  Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss the topic of founder further.