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 2, V6 - Two Minutes With Tab - Pick Up The Foot

Released at - June 17, 2016
Recently we had a request on Facebook that asked to show the proper way to pick up a horses' foot.  There are certain things to know before you pick up a hoof.  You want to be able to calm a nervous horse as well as keep yourself and the horse comfortable. Read More...

Vettec's Automatic Dispensing Gun

Released at - May 28, 2016
I just wanted to tell you all about the new  Read More...

Episode 1, V6 - Two Minutes With Tab - Hold Your Horses

Released at - May 17, 2016
Horse holding is a very important thing to consider when the farrier is working on your horses' feet.  When a horse moves its head, the angle of its foot moves, making it harder for the farrier to assess. Read More...

Detecting and Treating Caudal Heel Syndrome with Proper Trimming and Pour-in Pads

Released at - March 22, 2016
Proper trimming is vital to horses’ overall health and quality of life. When hooves aren’t trimmed properly, horses distribute their weight unevenly, and land on their feet differently. This can cause horses to become lame. Read More...

Pour-in Pads Support Horses’ Feet During Jumping Competitions

Released at - December 2, 2015
Imagine being an athlete that competes every week over the course of a whole season – your body and feet would be sore. Read More...

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

Released at - October 27, 2015
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. Read More...

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

Released at - September 24, 2015
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Episode 3, V5 - Two Minutes With Tab - Combo Hoof Package

Released at - July 10, 2015
Not all hooves are the same and many require customized packages for protection and support.  This horse has deep commissures so I put Equi-Pak Soft over the frog area because a firmer material might be too firm for the deep grooves. Read More...

Episode 2, V5 - Two Minutes With Tab - Horse Shoes and Boots

Released at - June 18, 2015
There are many types of horse shoes and boots on the market today. You can find traditional metal shoes, multiple types of synthetic shoes and various hoof boots. In this 2MT segment, I go over some of the different types available and how they work. Read More...

2MT - Tech Question - Keeping Vettec Pads in on Rocky Terrain

Released at - May 20, 2015
When riding over rocky terrain, some of our softer pad materials can get chewed up.  There are different options for keeping the pads in shape on rough ground.  I recently received a question on this topic and wanted to share the question and answer with you all.     Read More...