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

Treatment for a Yearling With a Broken Coffin Bone

Released at - December 18, 2012
Fractures in developing bones are not uncommon when it comes to horses.  Coffin bone fractures in horses under the age of 2 heal more easily than fractures in older horses. Read More...

2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - Hoof Chipping

Released at - December 12, 2012
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Trimming Horse's Heels doesn't really change angles

Released at - December 11, 2012
Hey All, I thought I'd share some info with you on trimming heels and angles.  As the title says, trimming doesn't really change the angles all that much.  This is just good information for you to learn.  Read More...

How to Help a Horse with Abscesses

Released at - December 1, 2012
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2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - Thin Soles and Your Horse

Released at - November 27, 2012
Hi Y'all, Have you ever been told that your horse has thin soles?  Thin soles on a horse can potentially create health issues.  What should a sole look like and how thin is too thin?  What causes thin soles and what can you do about it?   Read More...

2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - Thin Soles and Your Horse

Released at - November 27, 2012
Hi Y'all, Have you ever been told that your horse has thin soles?  Thin soles on a horse can potentially create health issues.  What should a sole look like and how thin is too thin?  What causes thin soles and what can you do about it?   Read More...

2MT - Two Minutes With Tab - White Line Disease

Released at - November 14, 2012
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Adhere Repair on Chipped Hoof wall

Released at - October 26, 2012
Each year a large group of domestic and international riders gather to ride from Fort Sumner to Lincoln, New Mexico to re-live part of the "Old-West" and trace the footsteps of the infamous Billy the Kid. The ride crosses five ranches and 150 miles. Read More...

Helping a Bow Legged Donkey Become More Comfortable

Released at - October 23, 2012
Check out Tab's new case study!  That shows how he was able to help a Bow Legged Donkey feel more comfortable.  Click HERE for the blog post. Read More...

Helping a Bow Legged Donkey Become More Comfortable

Released at - October 19, 2012
Recently I was called out to work on a very old, bow-legged donkey.  This was a rescue animal and was in a lot of pain.  The owner wanted to do anything possible to relieve the pain, so she called me out to take a look. Read More...