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2015 AFA Convention Awards

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The 2015 AFA Convention marked the second year that FPD sponsored the Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division.  Congratulations to the winners and participants highlighted below.   Winners of the Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division Qualifier Class – Sponsored by FPD, Inc. were as follows: … Continue reading

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The Birdman from Belgium – Part One

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This is the first of a group of images and information gathered at a recent blacksmithing session held in August. Roger Bockstaele from Landskouter, Belgium shared his talents with a group of farrier/blacksmiths who met at the shop of Roy … Continue reading

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Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division a Big Success

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The first year of the AFA’s Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division in the National Competition was held in Reno and was a resounding success. This division was developed by the Rules Committee to encourage entry level participation in the competition and worked as … Continue reading

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Farrier Tom Willoughby’s New Family of Friends

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  I attended the winter clinic held at Anvil Brand Shoe Co in Lexington, Illinois this February. The clinicians for the weekend were farrier Cody Gregory and blacksmith Brian Brazeal. They put on an excellent clinic but it was hard not … Continue reading

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Bloom Forge Tips For Anvil Prep

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Roy Bloom, AAPF CJF recently put together a number of tool tips with video and still shots that will be added to the FPD Field Guide. This work is a continuation of our effort to produce and post useful how … Continue reading

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Forging Basics 101 with Roy Bloom

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Roy Bloom, APF, CJF recently did a hands-on clinic with a group of farriers in Amarillo, Texas. Organized by John Harshbarger of Ranchers Supply, the group gathered at Garry Smith’s shop and Roy worked through the fundamentals of making a … Continue reading

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Farrier Gathering – Nakina, Ontario

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I guess there is no reason to pretend this is a story about horseshoeing. It does involve farriers so it belongs here…. right? This month a group of farriers and a few other friends met in Thunder Bay, Ontario and went … Continue reading

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Farrier Product Distribution Sponsors New AFA Contest Division

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FPD will be sponsoring the new Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division at the American Farrier’s Association National Competition in Reno, Nevada, February 26-27, 2014. We appreciate another opportunity to be involved in the continuing education and improvement of skills that come as … Continue reading

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On the Road in Idaho – Farrier Product Distribution

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A recent sales trip to visit farrier suppliers in the West took me through southern Idaho, from one side of the state to the other. For anyone coming from the East, it’s hard to grasp how tough the environment is … Continue reading

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The Kriz Farm Farrier Operation

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We recently did a Facebook post with an image of a horseshoe pile at the Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School in Ardmore. Very impressive image. That sparked comments from folks and questions about the horseshoes piled up outside the Kriz Farm … Continue reading

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