The art and Science of Horseshoeing

Whether your horse is a pasture pet or a performance horse they all need healthy feet to stand on. 

 
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Zack Hamilton, CJF

It's not every equestrian facility lucky enough to have an in-house farrier. Home to Lincoln Forge & Farrier Service, Zack Hamilton is available all clients in the barn for farrier work and consultations. 

Lincoln Forge & Farrier does travel to clients outside of our facility.

 

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Tell Him All about it

As your farrier Zack wants to know all about your horse and what you do with him. You may find that Zack has many questions for you about your equestrian pursuits and that's because your horse's lifestyle informs how Zack will shoe your horse. The needs of your average Jumper are far different than that of a Reiner. So tell Zack all about it, what do you do? How much do you ride? Are you going to a show with a particular kind of footing? He may even ask to see your horse move, all so he can tailor his work to your horse's needs.  

He is more than willing to answer questions about good supplements and other strategies you can employ to improve the overall health of your horse's hooves.  He excels in his ability to explain the hows and whys of farrier work. Zack will work with your vet and look over X-rays taken by your veterinarian if need be. 

Call today to schedule an appointment with Zack

402-875-1433

always Learning

Zack is committed to staying current with his education. He is an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier. A graduate of Heartland Horseshoeing School (2004), his education has been on-going. His career begin with an apprenticeship with a Journeyman Farrier, and has not stopped. Zack regularly attends clinics put on by farriers and vets. He seeks out opportunities to learn as much as possible about biomechanics of horse movement, forging techniques and therapeutic work.

Zack is skilled in trims, packages for "long footed horses" (Arabs, Saddlebred, Morgans) and has the skill to forge and make custom fitted shoes for daily wear or with a prescription from a veterinarian. 

Zack is the president of the Midwest Farriers Association and is in regular communication with other farriers throughout the area. Zack is willing and able to consult with top farriers in the nation when he encounters a very challenging job. He enjoys working with local vets, and views his farrier work as part of your "support team" helping partnerships achieve their goals in the show ring. 

Zack made this shoe, a heart bar to which he attached leather balance pads and dental impression material to help relieve the pressure from the Navicular bone on a horse who has developed Cysts on Navicular bone. This type of therapeutic shoeing enables this horse to continue to live and work comfortably.

Zack made this shoe, a heart bar to which he attached leather balance pads and dental impression material to help relieve the pressure from the Navicular bone on a horse who has developed Cysts on Navicular bone. This type of therapeutic shoeing enables this horse to continue to live and work comfortably.