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Tool Corner: Tips for More Efficient Creasing

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by Roy Bloom, CJF APF Is the shoe creased or fullered? I use the term crease if the bottom of the groove is sharp or V shaped. If the bottom is flat I consider it fullered. Call it what you … Continue reading

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Tim Cable, APF and the Red Mile

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Guest Blog from Rob Logsdon of FPD The Red Mile in Lexington, KY has long been referred to as “The World’s Fastest Harness Track.” Established in 1875, this track is the second oldest harness track in the world and holds … Continue reading

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Basic Shoeing: Basic Hoof Preparation

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by Mitch Taylor, CJF AWCF APF The foundation of any shoeing job is the foot preparation. One statistic that all farriers should be aware of is that most chronic lameness is caused by poor or improper foot care. Look at … Continue reading

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Tool Corner: Use of the Drift and Pritchel

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  In this article, we will look at the use of the drift and pritchel in the completing steps of the shoe punching process. We’ll use the 5 City nail and 5/16×3/4″ barstock for the discussion. Figure 1 depicts the … Continue reading

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Katie Burnett of FPD Shares Fond Memories of Her Grandparents and their Connection to the Kentucky Derby

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Guest Blog from Katie Burnett   Each year, when it is time for the Derby, I am reminded of how my grandparents enjoyed the celebration of this race – and how much I love the memories of my grandparents. Mark … Continue reading

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Rob Logsdon of FPD Shares the Lead Up to the Kentucky Derby

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Every year, I look forward to spending time at the track as everyone prepares for the Kentucky Derby. While everyone is enjoying all of the festivities, the farriers are hard at work making sure the horses are ready to run. … Continue reading

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Sara Vanderpol Shares Experience from the 37th International Horseshoeing Championships

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Guest Blog from Sara Vanderpol Travis Buck, Dan Corkery, Sara Vanderpol, Randy Brassard and alternate Johnny Edwards arrived in Birmingham, England this past September for the 37th International Horse Shoeing Championships. We spent three days at Derek Gardner’s shop in … Continue reading

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From Tennessee to Texas

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Guest Blog from Rob Logsdon of FPD It’s that time of year, traveling throughout the Southeast and Midwest, attending Clinics and Contests. I started this recent trip by attending a clinic in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee, hosted by Tennessee Farrier Supply … Continue reading

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2016 Canadian Farriers Team Has Busy Summer

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Everyone at FPD has enjoyed following the progress of the 2016 Canadian Farriers Team this summer. Under the Kerckhaert/Liberty brands we are proud to participate as a sponsor of this talented group of farriers. Led by their team manager Sean … Continue reading

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Saratoga Summer

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Guest Blog by Rob Logsdon, FPD Josh Johnson and I had the pleasure of visiting Butch Colbert at Green County Horseshoe Supply Inc. in Greenville, New York on our way to Saratoga Springs recently. Butch delivers farrier supplies to several … Continue reading

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