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All current videos are available in DVD format only.

BALANCING THE EQUINE FOOT:
"Understanding the 12 Reference Points”

Roy Bloom & Dave Farley
Approximately 34 Minutes

Roy Bloom and Dave Farley have developed a list of reference points that have helped them in evaluating limb balance and developing a plan for trimming the hoof to maintain or enhance the balance. This is a first DVD in a series that will go into the details of these reference points and how they see them affecting balance.


fundamentals of forgingFUNDAMENTALS OF FORGING
Volume 1 “The Anvil, Hammer & Tongs”

Roy Bloom
Approximately 28 Minutes

Roy Bloom works through an explanation of the three basic tools used in forging: the anvil, hammer and tongs. He covers principles which will help you establish a foundation for forging techniques to be covered in later volumes. As with all of Hot Iron Production’s videotapes, close-up camera shots give you a detailed view of the work, techniques and tools.



toolmaintenancevideoFUNDAMENTALS OF FORGING
Volume 2 “Basic Shoemaking”

Roy Bloom
Approximately 60 Minutes

Roy Bloom builds on the principles of Volume 1 and takes you through the step by step process of forging a basic shoe. This volume is filled with invaluable tips on tool use, balance and efficiency. Roy’s attention to efficiency will help you understand exactly which moves save you time and which ones cost you. He also offers helpful hints on prolonging the life of your forging tools.


FUNDAMENTALS OF FORGING
Volume 3 “Forge Welding Steel & Aluminum”

Roy Bloom & Dave Farley
Approximately 30 Minutes

Bloom and Farley work through the steps of forge welding steel and aluminum horseshoes in this volume. Using long heel shoes, they go step by step from turning and scarfing to the welding process. Close-up shots at the anvil and in the forge give you the details you need to make forge welding easier and more efficient.


FUNDAMENTALS OF FORGING
Volume 4 “Cowpies and Clips”

Roy Bloom & Dave Farley
Approximately 30 Minutes

Volume 4 in the Fundamentals of Forging series offers important tips on how to control the movement of steel. Through the effective use of the edges of your hammer and anvil you can move steel where you want it to go. Bloom’s humorous opening analogy opens this serious discussion of a basic forging principle.


BASIC SHOE MODIFICATIONS

Roy Bloom & Dave Farley
Approximately 26 Minutes

The shoe modifications illustrated in this video can be used in your everyday work. Most of the modifications take one heat and less than a minute. You’ll appreciate the details, simplicity and effectiveness of the modifications. For those of you working toward certification, you’ll see modifications that provide traction, clips, square toes and many others that may be required.


toolmaintenancevideoTOOL MAINTENANCE

Roy Bloom
Approximately 28 Minutes

Bloom goes through some important tool maintenance and adjustments steps in this must-have video. His work on tongs, punches, and other tools will provide invaluable guidance.



toolmaintenancevideoSHOEING THE JUMPER

Roy Bloom & Dave Farley
Approximately 30 Minutes

This video expands on the 12 Points of Reference and applies those concepts to the shoeing of a jumper. In addition to going over the reference points on the horse, Roy Bloom and Dave Farley go through the shoeing steps, including the drilling and tapping process. Good close up shots and narrative.