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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 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. 

Episode 2 - Two Minutes with Tab - Function of the Equine Hoof

on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 22:04

In this video, we will take a look at the function of the Equine Hoof.  After watching the first video, you got an idea of what makes up the inside and outside of the leg and foot.  Now, you will see how the anatomy affects the function of the hoof.   Please post comments or questions should you have any.  As always, thank you for your time! See y’all next time. 

Episode One - Two Minutes with Tab - Anatomy of the Equine Hoof

on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 22:01

The equine hoof is a very intricate structure!  In my first 2MT video, I will go over the basics of the internal and external structure of a hoof.  You may be surprised at to see how many different bits and pieces make up the leg and hoof.  Each part on the inside, affects the outside.  Learning about the anatomy of a hoof will give you a better perspective of your horse’s health.  I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for your time, and I will see y’all next time.