Monthly Archives: August 2011

Farriers in the Yearling Sale Mode

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    The Lexington, Kentucky thoroughbred market is in a phase that pushes farriers exceptionally hard every year at this time. The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is just around the corner and the yearlings that have been trimmed since they were foals are … Continue reading

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Farrier Clinics on the FPD Calendar

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Farrier clinics have been a mainstay of the FPD educational contribution to the farrier industry and the calendar for Fall 2011 and early 2012 is already taking shape. For full details you can visit the FPD Calendar to see details of these events and others that … Continue reading

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Grinders and Expander Wheels for Farrier Use

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FPD has been selling Baldor grinders and various attachments for a number of years. Grinder set ups have become an integral part of the professional farrier’s rig. One of the most effective attachments is the expander wheel. The wheel does not … Continue reading

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Osage Orange – for anyone curious about farrier use of Hedgeapples

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Jerry Pennington caught me off guard when he told me the handle of the knife he made came from the wood of a hedgeapple tree (Osage Orange). I’ve seen hedgeapples in my life so I knew what he was referring to, but … Continue reading

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The Farrier/Blacksmith

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  Throughout the farrier industry there are individuals with a lot of talent. Some of the most interesting work is seen not on the hoof but in special forged pieces, a hobby and passion among many farriers. Recently FPD had … Continue reading

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However, most farriers are working

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The first post for The HoofWall suggested giving consideration to something other than work. However, we all know it’s not that easy. There are hundreds of farriers each year that are not only pushing through their rigorous daily schedule, but … Continue reading

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