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What Kind of View Do You Have?

By David Farley One of the steps to getting a good trim is often overlooked. If you don’t have a good view of the balance of the bottom of the foot it is difficult to get the best trim. How … Continue reading

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Time to Make Your Christmas List

Christmas is just around the corner and we have a few items that you might want to put on your Christmas list (or treat yourself). The products pictured below are available through FPD dealers. Find dealers near you at www.farrierproducts.com/locations. … Continue reading

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Getting the Sharper Edge

By Roy Bloom, CJF APF-I The following is a method for knife sharpening that I have been using for some years. You may be able to use this method to improve your knife’s cutting ability. It is important that you … Continue reading

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12 Points of Reference: The Knee

By Dave Farley, CF APF-I and Roy Bloom, CJF APF-I The 12 Points of Reference article previously printed in the Natural Angle Volume 12, Issue 1, combined with the 12 points DVD “is a winning combination.” We both use these … Continue reading

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Building Efficiency With Equipment Adds Profit

No matter what business you are in, building efficiency into your operation is a key to making more profit in less time. A shoeing business is no different from a manufacturing or distribution business. You need to look for equipment … Continue reading

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Equipment Usage for Daily Applications

Articles in past issues of the Natural Angle have focused on techniques, tools and other methods of bringing more efficiency into the daily routine of shoeing horses. We’ve assembled some images of the more common daily applications for various abrasives … Continue reading

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Sheared Heels or Heel Shear?

By Dave Farley, CF APF-I In this article, I will show you how I shoe a horse with a mild heel shear. In future articles, we will deal with the two severe stages that I call sheared heels. I will … Continue reading

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Fullering Technique: Crossover or Inline?

Roy Bloom talked with us about fullering or creasing styles in forging or modifying shoes. This conversation was precipitated by some steel handled tools that were damaged and returned for inspection. It has also been a topic in Roy’s clinics … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Case Provides Valuable Lessons for Students at Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School

by Larkin Greene Recently, I spent time at Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School.  Students in their third week of instruction were able to observe and participate in valuable lessons regarding work with therapeutic cases.  I was privileged to help provide training … Continue reading

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Best Practices and Results for Application of Vettec Adhesives

by Larkin Greene The increased moisture and lower temperatures associated with Winter and Spring present significant challenges to successful adhesive applications.  Adhesives prefer warm and dry, along with clean. Anyone who regularly picks up a horse’s foot knows that none … Continue reading

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