May 25, 2021

There are 2 Sessions available:

6 am – 8 am MST – You can check your timezone by Clicking Here.

6 pm – 8 pm MST  – You can check your timezone by Clicking Here.

About this Event
Join Martin Black and Pete Butler, CJF

Martin has been shoeing his own horses since he was 12 years old. For 5 decades he has been under inexperienced young horses, tough horses with a history of bad experiences, along with his high-performance competition horses. Although he has never shod horses professionally, he takes pride in keeping his horses sound and the shoes not falling off in extremely adverse conditions.
He’s a firm believer in first impressions for the horse. The first time a foal’s feet are handled plays a big part in how they are to work with in the future. Regardless of the quality of the farrier work, Horsemanship should be the focus for anybody.

He has invited Pete Butler to discuss the lack of horsemanship that is often seen during a farrier visit.    Pete teaches at Butler Professional Farrier School in NW Nebraska along with his brother, Jake, and father, Dr. Doug Butler. Pete has been
shoeing for over 19 years. He has studied and practices the methods of
the masters of horse behavior modification. He helps students feel
comfortable around horses and develop their horse skills.  Pete is
co-author of the Essential Principles of Horseshoeing and also one of
the hosts of the Farrier Focus podcast, found on Apple Music and
Join us with your video, Questions, or come and sit on the fence.  This will be a great clinic to learn more about the importance of horsemanship, farrier work, and your role in preparing your horse.  Join us!

You can learn more about Pete Butler here

During these sessions, Martin  will be offering the following:

Submit a Video along with 2 Questions, presented through a moderator

Ask Questions, through a moderator

Fence Sitter ~ you will be able to see and hear, but not participate in the session

As an Submit Video, 2 Questions we will share your video along with 2 Questions through a moderator. Video is best viewed horizontally and in mp4 format.  To ensure participation please have video and questions sent by May 17, 2021. During the session you will be brought in as a participant, through video, to talk directly with Martin and Pete.  Please send you video and questions to

As an Ask Questions, you will be able to ask questions, through a moderator, for  Martin  to answer.   In order for your question to be addressed you will need to send it in by May 17, 2021.  During the session you will be  called into the session to visit directly with Martin and Pete. Please send your questions to

As a fence sitter, you will be able to see and hear the “Video and Ask Questions” participants working with Martin and Pete.

We use Zoom technology to provide these virtual clinics.  Please test your Zoom connections by clicking  ahead of the virtual clinic.  Unfortunately we are not able to support your connection once the virtual clinic has started. We now offer rewatch for a limited time, tickets MUST be purchased in advance of the virtual session.  The team will also provide you with details around how to connect to Zoom, and ensure that you are provided with any support you may need.

If you require any more details, please email