The following Case Studies are examples of some really incredible horses I’ve worked on over the years. In each case I’ve tried to make a specific point about the horse or the situation that I think is often overlooked. These are real life situations, some of which have happy endings while others document the learning process – mine, the horse’s, and the horse owner’s. My hope is that there is something mentioned here that will help you and your horse in your own quest.

Horse care tips – These are a collection of tips and suggestions accumulated over 20 years of working with horses both as an owner and a farrier.

M and M – A retired working stockyard horse.

Sassy – The lesson horse. 

Dude – Looking at the whole horse.

Willow – Solving multiple issues. 


These articles have appeared in various publications. Unless otherwise indicated, all articles are copyrighted works of Mike Stine, all rights reserved. Without written permission of Mike Stine, use of these articles in whole or in part is prohibited by law.

Mustangs and the Domestic Horse

Cyberhorse Interview with Farrier Mike Stine

A Weekend of Endurance

A Farrier’s Skill Has Taken Him Around World


Workshops produced by Mike Stine:


Movement and Rider

Alignment and Biomechanics



Dr. R.F. (Ric) Redden – Dr. R.F. (Ric) Redden, DVM is one of the rare individuals who is both a farrier and a veterinarian. For the past 17 years, Dr. Redden has organized and hosted the annual Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium in Louisville, Ky. Most recently, he began teaching a five-day educational program for practicing veterinarians and farriers entitled “Equine Podiatry 101”, which is recognized by the American Association for Veterinary State Boards and offers 35 continuing education credit hours.

Hope For Soundness Natural Balance Hoofcare and Equine Digit Support System. Gene Ovnicek is nationally and internationally recognized as a farrier, clinician and researcher. A pioneer in the study of wild horse hoof form and function, Gene has combined his 40 years of farrier experience with the information from other scientific research as a foundation for treating and preventing equine lameness. Gene is currently involved with ongoing research with Dr. Robert Bowker of Michigan State University and Dr. Barbara Page of the Equine Wellness Foundation.

Davie County Large Animal Hospital

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