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 plain stamped shoe, use of the creaser, drawing clips and other forging steps.
Roy has a number of forging videos (Hot Iron Productions) available to the market and has been on the road for over 20 years sharing his experience and techniques. The net result of this educational effort is the improvement in skills and understanding of steps involved in basic forging projects. There are not many areas in North America that haven’t benefitted from Roy’s expertise. Keep the FPD calendar bookmarked to see when and where Roy and other clinicians will be performing in the future.
The group attending the hands-on came from far and wide- Texas, Arizona, Ontario and elsewhere to draw from Roy’s expertise to improve their skills. FPD is fortunate to have a long list of farriers like Roy to help with the continuing education effort that has tremendous benefits for farriers, the horses they work on and the industry in general. You can find many examples of the work done by this group by visiting the FPD website and exploring the Natural Angle, video and the recently added webinar archives. Don’t pass up a chance to participate in these live events hosted by FPD dealers throughout North America.