SRF Kids: How is a horse's hoof shod with a horseshoe? And what else does a farrier do? SRF Kids children's reporter Pirmin (12) got to the bottom of these questions and shows you how it works in this episode of "Gwunderfitz". It certainly gets heated!
In the painful disease laminitis, the hoof corium becomes inflamed and the hoof capsule detaches. Sometimes the diagnosis is a death sentence. Cyrill Zuber is a farrier and owner of the company Huftech in Ostermundigen BE. He shoes Olympic participants, sport horses, leisure horses, but also problem horses, such as Lucky. Zuber has developed the Egg-Plate iron, which should also help Lucky. An interesting report from the Bauernzeitung, which we are very happy to publish here with the kind permission of Simone Barth (paper maker / editorial manager Northwest Switzerland).
Veterinarian Beat Wampfler knows only too well the problems that Mini Shetland pony Lucky has to deal with. No specific task, lack of exercise and overweight have made the pony ill. Cyrill Zuber's innovation: a special shoe for laminitis - the Egg-Plate he invented. (Pictures/Video Simone Barth, Bauernzeitung)
The farriers chose their new Swiss Apprentice Champion 2019. The competition was held as part of SwissSkills on 13 and 14 April 2019 at OFFA in St. Gallen. The gold medal was won by Jeremy Zuber from Müntschemier (training company: Haras National Suisse, Avenches). Here are some extracts from the press in PDF format.
50plus, the magazine for an enjoyable life, dedicated a four-page portrait to Cyrill Zuber in issue no. 1 of February / March 2019. In the PDF you will find this exciting article written by Marius Leutenegger with various photos.
TRYON, NC, USA - The World Equestrian Games only take place every four years, making it this year's highlight of the equestrian season. In 2018, the journey leads to the American southern states: Tryon in North Carolina is the venue for the Games, which will be held from 11 to 23 September 2018, and as farrier I am once again in charge of the Swiss show jumping team. The Equipenchef about farrier Cyrill Zuber: "Cyrill Zuber is not only an excellent farrier, he is also a very important and appreciated team member. With his positive manner, his humour and his empathy, he contributes decisively to the good team spirit and team success. After the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, I am happy that Cyrill will also accompany us to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon USA".
Truly obsessed with hooves, farrier Cyrill Zuber is one of the great specialists in orthopedic horseshoes. Here you can read the report from the equestrian magazine Equestrio (June 2015 issue) as a PDF.
A report in the Swiss equestrian magazine Passion on the question of the necessity of irons in horses. Passion looked into the question of when and for which horses one or the other can be advantageous.
Berner Zeitung BZ: When he started his own business, almost no one knew him. Today Cyrill Zuber is one of the best-known farriers. He shoes top international horses and is the Swiss team farrier at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.
St. Galler Tagblatt online: At the hoof seminar, farriers and veterinarians continued their education with renowned speakers from near and far abroad. For three days they gave an insight into their knowledge at the Arenenberg Vocational and Training Centre.