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 5 City nail. Area A is the portion of the nail that will be projecting above the ground surface of the shoe. The forepunch displaces material for area B of the nail. Area B on a 5 City nail is 3/16″ long. After forepunching to this depth you have 1/8″ of material remaining to be punched through on a 5/16″ thick shoe.

Figure 1

The Drift

1/8″ is a lot of material for a pritchel to remove efficiently. In order to get the most life out of your pritchel you should move 1/16″ of the remaining material with a drift. The drift is used to displace enough material for the area marked C in figure 1. This 1/16″ doesn’t seem like much but the relief that this gives is just enough to make pritcheling easier and more efficient. The drift has two important areas, the shank and the tip. The tip should be the exact size of the nail shank (area C, figure 1) and should be flat, not pyramid shaped like the forepunch. The dimension of the drift’s shank must be smaller than the forepunch to allow the drifting without making contact with the forepunch area. On smaller nails and on City nails this dimension is quite small, making this tool vulnerable to abuse and breakage. You should be very careful in the use and maintenance of the drift to get the proper results and reasonable lifespan for the tool.

The drift should only take one or two quick, light blows to move the 1/16″ of material. Do not bottom out or drive the drift into the anvil. To avoid excessive heat buildup in the tool do not stay in the hole any longer than absolutely necessary. You now have the shoe set up for pritcheling, the final step.

The Pritchel



The pritchel’s sole purpose is to slug out a rectangular hole the exact size of the shank of the desired nail. The measurement of the shank area just below the head is the dimension the pritchel should be set for. In order to properly and precisely punch to the desired dimension you need to understand a few techniques.

1.  The pritchel should work like a mini punch press.
It must shear the slug from the stock. In order to do this efficiently the stock must be relatively cold. This would be a black heat approximately 400-500 degrees. The blow must be sharp and straight. If the heat is higher (if you detect a red coloration in the steel) the material is too elastic and will not allow a clean shear. Instead it will drag material down with the tip leaving a burr on the backside. Numerous blows to the pritchel will also cause the same result. You need to make a single sharp straight blow to get maximum shearing effect.

2.  The tip of the pritchel should be prepped to achieve the best results.
All pritchels come with a straight taper. As the pritchel is driven in the material, the taper forces the hole to expand. The farther you go in the bigger the hole becomes. The tip of the pritchel should be backed up to produce a tip the exact size of the desired nail, leaving a slight recess behind it. By setting your pritchel in this manner, the tip will shear out the slug and the pritchel will end up in the recessed area. The pritchel will not enlarge the hole and will now also be loose in the hole.


Backing It Up

Heat the tip of your pritchel and then draw the end out until it is smaller at the tip than the dimension of the nail you will be using. Place it back in the fire and take a short heat at the tip only. Do not heat it too much, a dull red is fine. Now start tapping (upsetting) the tip with the flat of your hammer. Continue to take short heats and work the tip until a small amount of the material is upset. Keep the pritchel tip going straight, don’t let it get crooked or bent. Take another short heat, set the upset area on the anvil edge and tap down on it, producing small flats. Check the size now with the nail shank. Another tap or two on the end should finish it for you. It should match the nail shank exactly. Set it aside and let it air cool.

With practice and attention to the details of the nail shank and pritchel you will learn how much to back up and how much to flatten to get the desired result. Setting and using your pritchel in this manner (along with using a good drift) will allow you to use your pritchel for more shoes with less need for adjustment.


This Tool Corner is from The Natural Angle Volume 1, Issue 3 – written by Roy Bloom, APF CJF. For more Natural Angle articles and tips, click here.

Roy Bloom, APF CJF

PhotoELF Edits: 2013:10:30 --- Saved as: 24-Bit JPEG (EXIF) Format 98 % --- batch crop --- cropRoy Bloom has been shoeing horses since 1973. He has been a member of the American Farrier’s Team on two different occasions and for many years served as the manager of the team. Roy has always been willing to share the extensive knowledge he’s gained over the years with members of the farrier industry. In addition to his farrier background, he developed a strong interest in blacksmithing and tool making and for many years has been manufacturing a broad range of farrier and blacksmith tools. He also has a fully equipped shop and the ability to do a wide variety of ornamental and artistic work. Roy’s work as a clinician has earned him the Educator of the Year Award from the AFA and a position in the Horseshoer’s Hall of Fame.

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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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Mark and Peytie Scearce

Mark and Peytie Scearce

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 and Peytie Scearce had a long and loving marriage,
and my grandfather was always looking for ways to surprise and delight Peytie. Nothing made him happier than seeing
my grandmother smile!

One year, Mark contacted a local artist named Eloise
Burnett (no relation to me) of Louisville, Kentucky. Her work has been displayed in The Speed Museum of Louisville, the Wakefield-Scearce Galleries in Shelbyville, Kentucky among many other places. Because Mark and Peytie were regular attendees of the Kentucky Derby, he asked Ms. Burnett if she would make a custom purse for Peytie – a one-of-a-kind purse that Peytie could carry in celebration of the Derby.


As you can see in the photos, the purse was so unique we haven’t been able, in our research, to find another like it. Years ago, after my grandparents had passed away, my mother received a request to sell the purse to the Churchill Downs Museum, but she couldn’t bear to part with this beautiful piece of history that never fails to remind us of how much we adored my grandparents. The purse is a reflection of how much character and charm they possessed.

Recently, when we pulled the purse out of storage, we found a personalized Churchill Downs Betting Book. Inside was the list of her top 6 horse choices for the 1976 race – the last Derby they attended together.

In this little walk down memory lane, I have also included a link below to an interesting article about my grandfather, Mark Scearce. He founded, along with Mark Wakefield, the world-renowned Wakefield-Scearce Galleries in 1947. Everyone who enjoys Derby history will find the story about my grandfather and the Julep Cups fascinating!

To this day, the Galleries remain in operation by my family in Shelbyville, KY and are enjoyed by people from all walks of life and all corners of the world.

Read more about Mark Scearce »

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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.

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs

My favorite moments included time with the following renowned farriers and the horses they were shoeing:

Jim Jimenez and Irap

I was able to meet farrier Jim Jimenez at Keeneland this week and observe as he shod Bluegrass Stakes winner and Kentucky Derby contender, Irap. Jim has worked with trainer Doug O’Neill for several years and the two have enjoyed tremendous success; winning the Kentucky Derby last year with Nyquist and the 2012 Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another. Team O’Neill looks for big things from Irap this year and it was a pleasure to watch him train and be fitted with his new Kerckhaert race plates.

Todd Boston and Classic Empire

Kentucky Derby favorite Classic Empire

Kentucky Derby favorite Classic Empire

Todd Boston was at Churchill Downs fitting 2017 Two-Year-Old of the Year and Breeders Cup Juvenile Champion, Classic Empire, with new Kerckhaert race plates in anticipation of the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Classic Empire won the Arkansas Derby on April 15, 2017 for his final prep race before the Kentucky Derby. Todd Boston fitted the colt nicely with Kerckhaert Kings RT Hinds and Kerckhaert Legendary XT fronts. The Mark Casse trained Classic Empire will be the probable 2017 Kentucky Derby favorite. Congratulations to Todd Boston and Team Casse. Best of luck in the upcoming Run for the Roses.









Ray Amato

Photo: (L to R) Ray Amato Jr., Pat Day, Ray Amato and Rob Logsdon

Photo: (L to R) Ray Amato Jr., Pat Day, Ray Amato and Rob Logsdon

Ray Amato and Ray Amato Jr. drove to Churchill from Florida to shoe the horses that are racing this week for leading trainer Todd Pletcher. This included Kentucky Derby horses Always Dreaming and Patch. After finishing their work at Churchill, they got in their truck for the drive back to Florida where they shoe horses at Todd Pletcher’s stable at Palm Beach Downs Training Center. It’s always a pleasure to visit with the Amato’s; two farriers that truly love what they do. Ray Sr. was interviewed several times and is always gracious enough to talk with everyone. He would love to shoe another Kentucky Derby winner and he has three chances for Todd Pletcher with Always Dreaming, Patch and Tapwrit. Best of luck to the Todd Pletcher team and to the Amato’s.







Jim and JT Bayes

Spring brings a lot of top farriers to Kentucky for the Keeneland race meet and Churchill Downs Derby week. Jimbo Bayes is the farrier for prominent North American trainers Bill Mott and Claude “Shug” McGaughey, III and has been shoeing for years. He learned the trade from his father, Jim and Jimbo’s son, JT, is following in their footsteps; working everyday alongside his father. I always enjoy watching these two working together and it is clear JT has the skill set of his father and grandfather. They fit their horses with Kerckhaert Legendary XT fronts and Kerckhaert Tradition hind shoes. Kentucky Oaks contender, Lockdown, got her new Kerckhaert shoes fitted this week. Good Luck to Team Mott, Jimbo, JT and, most importantly, Lockdown.



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Sara Vanderpol Shares Experience from the 37th International Horseshoeing Championships

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Guest Blog from Sara Vanderpol

L-R: Travis Buck, Dan Corkery, Sara Vanderpol, Randy Brassard, and Johnny Edwards.

L-R: Travis Buck, Dan Corkery, Sara Vanderpol, Randy Brassard, and Johnny Edwards.

Sara Vanderpol

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 the Lake District, where horses were brought in each day for practice runs. Before starting, Derek went over the feet with each team member. He also checked our trims, fits and final jobs – using the same format as Stoneleigh. Derek strives for clean lines and a balanced trim/shoe and our specimen shoes were fine-tuned by the time we left. Derek’s attention to detail is impeccable.

Competing at the 37th International Horse Shoeing Championships was exhilarating. It was the completion of a summer that was, at least for me, chaotic and challenging. The team is a big commitment – you work harder in order to not let your team mates or country down.

The four of us split into partners to complete the pairs classes. The forge consists of 8 stations and the horses face away from us in the cross ties. We competed in good company between our neighbors, Scotland and Ireland. The forge was so crowded that tools were occasionally used during the contest by opposing teams! On day one we competed in the long shoeing class – 120 minutes. Johnny completed his individual class whilst the shoeing rounds went. Shortly after they were over, the team headed outside to the propane station and completed the gas forging class; a shoe from each team mate to be completed in 90 minutes. The second day’s shoeing class was over quickly- it was a 90 minute plain stamp shoeing. The banquet was held that same evening, where we enjoyed a good meal and a chance to reflect on the happenings of the week. In the end, we earned two fourth places and seventh overall; a result we were happy with.

Thank you to Farrier Product Distribution for their support of the Canadian Farrier’s Team!

L-R: Travis Buck, Randy Brassard, Sara Vanderpol, Johnny Edwards, and Dan Corkery.

L-R: Travis Buck, Randy Brassard, Sara Vanderpol, Johnny Edwards, and Dan Corkery.

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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 and sponsored by FPD. When I left Tennessee, I headed to the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the TPFA contest in nearby Denton, Texas. While in Texas, I was able to visit several FPD dealers, including both Texas Farrier Supply stores, located in Kennedale and Weatherford, and D&L Farm and Home in Aubrey, Texas.

Tennessee Farrier Supply Clinic

Conrad Trow, CJF making concave shoe

Conrad Trow, CJF making a concave shoe

A large crowd gathered for the Tennessee Farrier Supply clinic on Saturday, October 1. As always, Steve, Esther and the Edwards family provided excellent food for dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday (the homemade pies were delicious). The featured clinician was Conrad Trow, CJF. He arrived on Friday afternoon for a forging session with several farriers who arrived early for the Saturday clinic.

During the Saturday clinic, Conrad shod a carriage horse with Kerckhaert Classic Roller Fronts and Kerckhaert DF Hinds, using Liberty E-4 and E-4 Cu copper coated nails. He also drilled and tapped each shoe for traction studs in preparation for an upcoming competition at the Kentucky Horse Park. After the competition the studs can be removed from the shoe.

As Conrad explained his reasons for using his shoes of choice, farriers were able to see the differences between shoes such as the DF, DF Select and the Classic Roller. Farriers were pleased with what they had learned at the clinic and impressed with Conrad’s skill.

Thanks again to Steve and his family for hosting another great clinic.

Conrad Trow, CJF driving Liberty CU E-4 Nail

Conrad Trow, CJF driving Liberty CU E-4 Nail



Texas Farrier Supply Tuesday Forge Night

Texas Farrier Supply Forging Tuesday (Rob Logsdon of FPD)

Rob Logsdon of FPD tries his hand forging

While visiting with James Cox and Chuck Milne at the Texas Farrier Supply – Kennedale store – I met a group of farriers who were attending the TFS Tuesday “Hammer In” forging night.

Chuck was patient enough to give me some pointers while I used the forge; attempting to make a shoe out of bar stock. TFS was sponsoring a knife-making contest for the TPFA Contest and a few of the guys were at the store, putting the finishing touches on their knives.

TFS has done an excellent job of bringing farriers together on these Tuesday night gatherings around the forge. If you go to the TFS Facebook page at, you can see when their next Tuesday forging is scheduled. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area.

I certainly enjoyed my time and will be sure to stop back again.

TPFA Contest

The TPFA contest was held October 6-8 in Denton, Texas and hosted over 45 competitors. This is a tremendous turnout and thanks go to the Texas Association for putting on such a well-organized event. Mark Milster was the judge and stayed busy evaluating all the shoes. Thursday was a mini clinic session with Dusty Franklin, Travis Day and Mark Milster, each discussing various farrier topics including; Trim, Fit, Shoe Modification and the Glue-On process. Friday and Saturday were devoted to the competitors and live shoeing. I thoroughly enjoy attending this Texas contest every year and look forward to 2017.

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2016 Canadian Farriers Team Has Busy Summer

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L-R back row: Randy Brassard, Johnny Edwards, Travis Buck. L-R front row: Sara Vanderpol, Dan Corkery. Photo credit: Rachael Brassard.

L-R back row: Randy Brassard, Johnny Edwards, Travis Buck. L-R front row: Sara Vanderpol, Dan Corkery. Photo credit: Rachael Brassard.

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 Elliott, CJF, they have been busy with a full schedule of practices and competitions.

Dan Corkery welding a barshoe at a practice. Photo credit: Rachael Brassard.

Dan Corkery welding a barshoe at a practice. Photo credit: Rachael Brassard.

Sean reports on their success at the June competition, “Rumble in the Broncs,” where Dan Corkery received the award for the Best Shod Front in Journeyman class and Randy Brassard received the award for the Best Shod Hind in Tool & Fullered class.

He also notes they are currently conducting a fundraiser. Using an idea developed by Cadence Brassard and Sara Vanderpol, they are shaping horseshoe nails into hearts and hanging them on necklaces. Each necklace sells for $20.00. The first release sold out and the second release is in the works. If anyone is interested in purchasing a necklace they should contact Sean at or on Facebook (Sean Elliott). It is a great item that you can purchase for a great cause.

The team is currently practicing hard on the shoe list for Stoneleigh. Stay tuned for more outstanding work from this team of farriers.



Meet the 2016 Canadian Farriers Team


Travis Buck

Learned the trade: Working with his father

Favorite Class: Draft Class

Years shoeing: 6

Inspired by: Travis is inspired by all open competitors that keep pushing the envelope, Craig Trnka and the WCB family.




DanCorkeryCJFDan Corkery, CJF

Learned the trade: Kentucky Horseshoeing School

Favorite Class: Speed Classes & Roadsters

Years shoeing: 6

Inspired by: Dan is inspired by people who are continually putting effort in to raising awareness and in further educating our trade. “I didn’t know farriers still existed, but when I was 18 years old, my hockey coach was a farrier and that peaked my curiosity.”



RandyBrassardRandy Brassard

Learned the trade: Seneca College and 4 year apprenticeship

Favorite Class: Shoeing a Foot

Years shoeing: 16

Inspired by: Randy is inspired by Rachael, his wife and Cady, his beautiful daughter. They are responsible for the inspiration to be the best I can be. “My first introduction to horseshoeing came from helping my father in the summer.”



SaraVanderpolCJFSara Vanderpol

Learned the trade: Lamar, Missouri

Favorite Class: Tool & Fullered at the Classic

Years shoeing: 5

Inspired by: Sara is inspired by pretty much every farrier she has worked with in all different ways. “The team has always been a career long goal. It’s been amazing realizing this goal in 2016 and I owe it all to the many farriers that have taught me along the way. We work in an awesome trade.”



Johnny-SmithCFJohnny Smith, CF

Learned the trade: Canadian Horseshoeing School

Favorite Class: Shoeing a Foot

Years shoeing: 10

Inspired by: Johnny is inspired by people such as Craig Trnka, Adam McQueen, Steward Bruce, among others shoeing-wise. He also draws on people who stand up against the odds, like Tom Paine, Ali and Ned Kelly. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein


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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 farriers at Saratoga racecourse and carries a wide variety of FPD products for farriers of all disciplines. He gave us a tour of the store and we enjoyed seeing his collection of carriages.

Caughey Romero and Gavin Clarke

Caughey Romero and Gavin Clarke

We continued our trip with a visit to the Saratoga Raceway Harness Track and Saratoga Race Course, where we were fortunate enough to visit with many of the top Thoroughbred farriers including: Jim and JT Bayes, David Hinton, Caughey Romero, Bernie Walters and both Ray Amato, Sr. and Ray Amato, Jr. While in the barn area we were privileged to observe the guys at work. It’s a pleasure watching these professionals work on some of the top equine athletes. Their ability, speed and efficiency always amaze me.

The sights and sounds of the barn area at Saratoga are reminiscent of Keeneland racecourse. Both places are iconic in racing and the farriers really appreciate working at each place. We appreciated hanging with Caughey Romero and Gavin Clarke while they shod horses using Kerckhaert Tradition Hinds and Kerckhaert Kings and Legendary XT fronts. Caughey shod the winner of the weekend’s biggest race, the prestigious Jim Dandy Stakes, using the Kerckhaert Legendary XT fronts and Kerckhaert Tradition RT hinds. Saratoga racecourse has long been referred to as “the graveyard of favorites” and the Jim Dandy winner, 27-1 longshot Laoban, certainly did his part in maintaining that reputation. Congratulations to Caughey Romero, Gavin Clarke and to all the connections of Laoban.

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2016 ABANA Blacksmith Conference

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Blog by Dan Burke, FPD

When FPD was asked last year if we would sponsor a new farrier demo tent for the ABANA conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2016, we didn’t hesitate to say yes. We were excited to have the opportunity to help with their goal to bring farriers into the organization’s biennial conference and share their talents and perspectives. We are glad to report the event and the inclusion of the farrier demo tent were, by all accounts, a great success. The tent was a “hotbed” (literally) of activity, with featured demonstrators Dave Farley and Tom Willoughby on hand every day to share their talents along with a number of other farrier/blacksmiths who attended and were willing to do the same. Unfortunately, Roy Bloom, who was scheduled to participate, had some major flooding hit his area in Wisconsin and was unable to attend; however, he touched base daily to hear how things were going.

We were able to bring equipment from Kentucky for the demos, along with others that provided equipment and support: Roger Freeborn from Oregon, Travis Swenson from Utah and the Big Blu air hammer company from North Carolina, represented by Andy Phillips. Of course, the ABANA organizers and set-up staff were a huge help. Special thanks to Amy Pieh and Eddie Rainey for their support and encouragement.

It’s hard to know where to start with an accounting of all the activity so I’ll mention some of those that joined in during the week and let the images we have tell the rest of the story. Tom and Dave worked on a number of projects, including bowls made from plate steel and ornamental pieces forged from Kerckhaert horseshoes. Jim and Kathleen Poor from Flatland Forge in Texas forged a pair of tongs each day, showing the attendees how important and effective good teamwork can be. Jennifer Horn from Michigan forged some flowers from stock drawn on the Big Blu. Andy Phillips forged some leaves and other pieces on the Big Blu. Austin Edens from Texas made a pair of scissors from a rasp and Shayne Carter from Utah brought some amazing Damascus knives and shared some of the steps he goes through in the knife making process.

A very special “project” that took place in the tent was an evening where attendees were invited to join in making “Poppies” to help with the Ypres 2016 project. Visit to get the details behind this effort.

There were farriers from all over the country that joined in this first outreach by ABANA. We are looking forward to stepping up again to support the 2018 ABANA conference to be held in Virginia. Joining with many of the farriers that attended this year, we can make it an even bigger and better presentation for the ABANA attendees. Congratulations for a job well done to all of those that participated this year.

Photos from 2016 ABANA Blacksmith Conference:

Tom Willoughby came up with the design for the bowl to make it “local” to the Utah setting. He chose a horseshoe, along with the Utah state bird and flower. Read the history behind the choices Utah made with the sea gull and sego lily at and The finished bowl was donated to the ABANA auction and bought by Chuck Milne, owner of Texas Farrier Supply.

Tongs by Jim and Kathleen Poor

Scissors by Austin Edens

Knives by Shayne Carter

Ypres 2016 Poppies

Fun in the Farrier Tent

More photos from the 2016 ABANA Conference

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The Queen of the Turf

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Guest blog by Rob Logsdon, FPD

Recently, I was able to visit with Todd Boston at Churchill Downs, where Todd and his assistant, Kevin Howard were shoeing Tepin, Queen of the Turf, for trainer Mark Casse and owner Robert Masterson. Tepin defeated the boys in the 2015 Breeders Cup Turf Mile and has picked up this year where she left off; winning four graded stakes races and remaining undefeated so far in 2016.

Tepin will be racing in England at the Royal Ascot in the Queen Anne Stakes. Todd feels Tepin is one of the best horses he has ever shod, and considering he has shod some famous horses, among them; American Pharoah, Big Brown, Barbaro, and Curlin – and last year’s Kentucky Oaks winner Lovely Maria, that makes Tepin pretty special.

Todd fitted Tepin nicely with Kerckhaert shoes before she left for England to represent the USA. He also shaped an extra set of Kerckhaert shoes to send with Tepin for her trip. You know what they say, “A girl can never have too many shoes.”

Best of luck to the Queen of the Turf and congratulations to Todd Boston for his great craftsmanship!


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Meader’s 27th Annual Farrier’s Day

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Guest Blog by Josh Johnson of FPD

Recently, I attended Meader’s 27th annual Farrier’s Day Event; an event spread over three days and including a contest, blacksmith clinic and farrier clinic. Roy Bloom and Tom Willoughby were the AAPF sponsored clinicians for the event. On the first day of the event, the Southern New England Farrier’s Association held a shoeing competition with approximately 15 farriers participating and Roy and Tom as judges.

The following day, Roy and Tom held a blacksmith clinic in which they used a Big Blu power hammer demonstrating various techniques. They began the clinic by making one of Tom’s famous anvil vultures and then complimented the piece by making a tree. With the legendary banter and stories, the morning passed quickly. In the afternoon, everyone was able to see the completion of the tree and watch as these two extraordinarily talented men used a power hammer to make a bowl.

On the last day of the Meader event attendees enjoyed the annual clinic and special discounts on purchases. Vendors were set up in a tent near the main building and there was a steady flow of activity all day. The FPD booth saw a great deal of interest in the newLiberty hammers. The Kerckhaert DF shoe series was a very popular shoe for farriers in the area. Overall, it was an excellent turnout with positive feedback for the entire event.

A special thanks to everyone at Meader’s for all of their hard work in putting together this wonderful event and for their hospitality. Everyone always looks forward to this annual event.




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