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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

Pour-in Pads Support Horses’ Feet During Jumping Competitions

on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 23:20

Imagine being an athlete that competes every week over the course of a whole season – your body and feet would be sore. Horses that compete in jumping competitions throughout the winter are also athletes, and just like a human after racing or physical activity, their feet get sore. Horses’ feet have to have the right amount of support and protection to compete and remain healthy at these levels of repeated activity.

Jumping Conditions

During competitions, horses are checked by veterinarians before entering the arena to assure that the athlete is sound. This is sometimes referred to as a “trot up,” and horses are sometimes obliged to jog up and down the track to assess their well-being.

Episode 6, V5 - Two Minutes With Tab - Customizing Hoof Boots

on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 17:10

In today’s world there are many different hoof boots on the market. Often there is a love hate relationship with boots; it seems that they either fit or they don’t.  People that have boots that fit well generally love them, but a bad fit can cause someone to spend a lot of money trying to get the right fit.  

With Vettec products, you can modify the fit of the boot, provide comfort and support in the bottom of the boot and fill in gaps between the hoof wall and the boot to combat movement or losing boots. Vettec’s West Coast rep, Larkin Greene and Tab discuss all of these options in this 2MT video. 

Episode 5, V5 - Two Minutes With Tab - Gluing on Boots

on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 20:56

Hi Y'all,

In this 2MT video, Larkin Greene and I show the proper steps for gluing a boot on with Vettec's Adhere.  We also show how to apply Equi-Pak Soft to the sole for comfort and support through a hole drilled into the bottom of the boot. This is a great package for a barefoot horse that needs protection while endurance riding or on extended pack trails.

I hope you enjoy watching. 

Tab Pigg, CJF


Episode 4, V5 - Two Minutes With Tab - Abscesses and Pour-in Pads

on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 22:26

Hi All,

In this episode of 2MT, I talk about abscesses and how to cover them safely with a pour-in pad material.  The method I show in this clip is an easy way to provide protection, comfort and support to the sensitive area around the abscess while allowing access to the healing abscess so it can drain and be doctored on a regular basis.   

Thank Y'all for watching.

Tab Pigg, CJF