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, V3 - Two Minutes With Tab - How Bars Affect Feet

Released at - October 22, 2016
When bars are left too long, they will begin to grow into the foot and start to cause problems.  Trimming the foot and getting the bars back to their point of origin will help you get a stronger foot with better structure. Read More...

Regaining Sole Thickness with Proper Trimming and Pour-in Pads

Released at - September 21, 2016
Proper trimming and awareness of a horse’s sole thickness is vital to maintaining optimal hoof health. Read More...

Episode 7, V3 - Two Minutes With Tab - Shod to Barefoot

Released at - September 13, 2016
Successfully transitioning from shod to unshod can be a simple process if done correctly. The way to achieve this is to get rid of muscle memory and keep in mind that it is a mistake to trim like you would if you were going to put a shoe back on. Read More...

Episode 9, V3 - Two Minutes With Tab - Coronary Band Quarter Cracks

Released at - September 12, 2016
Quarter cracks and coronary band problems can be significant issues to deal with.  When you see a deviation in the foot, it is because of pressure, which must be removed.  Watch this clip to see how you can remove pressure and shoe a foot that has coronary band issues.  Read More...

Keeping Hooves Maintained and Bars Aligned with Proper and Consistent Trimming

Released at - June 21, 2016
Proper trimming is vital to preventing lameness and injury for horses. Keeping a horse’s bars aligned and healthy are dependent upon trimming as well. Bars appear as white lines along the frog and are made up of lamina. Read More...

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...