Nebraska Authors

Doug Butler

AKA: Dr. Doug Butler

Born NY (USA)

Dr. Doug Butler is a well-known Farrier expert.

Places Lived

New York
Cornell, NY
Pomona, CA
Alpine, TX
State College, PA
Bozeman, MT
Crawford, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Western interest; Cowboys; Nonfiction; Horses; Horseshoeing


Bachelor of Science Degree
Master of Science Degree
Ph.D. in Veterinary Anatomy and Nutrition, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Associate Professor and Professor of Horseshoeing
Business Owner

Places Worked

Associate Professor of Range Animal Science and Instructor of Horseshoeing at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
Instructor of Horseshoeing at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Butler Professional Farrier School, Crawford, NE


Doug has won many state and national shoeing competitions, including the North American Challenge Cup Horseshoeing Contest
He has been a member of the North American Horseshoeing Team 3 times


Fellows of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, Member


Principles of Horseshoeing: A Manual for Horseshoers. 1974.
The Principles of Horseshoeing II: An Illustrated Textbook of Farrier Science and Craftsmanship. 1985.
Horse Foot Care. 1993.
Shoeing in Your Right Mind: How to Assess Conformation, Achieve Balance and Shoe Fit and Increase Your Efficiency in Horseshoeing. 1998.
Six-Figure Shoeing: How to Build a Profitable and Rewarding Farrier Business. 2001.
The Principles of Horseshoeing III. with Jacob Butler, 2004.
The Cowboy Code: A Sure-Fire Guide to Ridin' the Trails of Life. 2006.
Laminitis and Founder: Prevention and Treatment for the Greatest Chance of Success featuring the Edema Theory and the Frog Support Theory. 2007.
Essential Principles of Horseshoeing. with Jacob Butler and Peter Butler, 2012.

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