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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 8, V4 - Two Minutes With Tab - Super Fast Shoe with Equi-Pak CS

on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:40

A Super Fast shoe is a great option when you cannot nail a shoe on. In my latest 2MT video clip you will see how to create a Super Fast shoe. One of the great things about this type of shoe is that it is totally customizable.  You can rocker the toe, roll the edge, rasp traction groves on the bottom and adjust the heel angle with Super Fast.  In this video, we also show an Equi-Pak CS pour for the sole to provide comfort and support.  This is a great alternative package to keep in mind.

I hope you enjoy watching.

- Tab Pigg, CJF

Managing the Laminitic and Foundered Horse with Sole Support

on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 00:04
Laminitic hoof.
Using pour in pad materials can help with founder and laminitis.

When an equine athlete experiences an episode of Laminitis or Founder it can be a painful experience. While there are numerous studies and articles on the causes of these two maladies, there is also a general consensus on what the hoof capsule experiences after the episodes occur.

When a horse experiences a bout of Laminitis, whether through injury, overfeeding or metabolic issues, inflammation of the lamina occurs. The anatomy of the hoof is such that the insensitive lamina is attached to the hoof wall and the sensitive lamina is attached to the coffin bone.

Episode 7, V4 - Two Minutes With Tab - Sole-Guard Combo Application

on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:05

Hi Y'all,

Many people choose to have their horse barefoot, however, they realize the foot still needs comfort and support.  If you want to use Sole-Guard as a barefoot application to protect the foot, but are concerned about thrush or providing comfort to the frog area, then consider using Equi-Pak or Equi-Pak CS first and then covering it with Sole-Guard.  

Check out how to create this package by watching my latest 2MT video clip below. 

Thank you,

Tab Pigg, CJF

Episode 6, V4 - Two Minutes With Tab - Heel Angle Fix

on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 00:20

Hi Everyone,

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.  

I hope you enjoy watching. 

Tab Pigg, CJF