Category Archives: Scenic byways

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The Art of Form and Function

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During the year, I spend a great deal of time traveling over North America and Canada. In my travels, I am struck by how often I come in contact with farriers who are not only skilled at their work, but … 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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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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Challenging Conditions for Farriers

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    A recent trip to central Oregon brought to mind some comments made by farriers shoeing in the west about the world of working ranch, pack and trail horses. It is a completely different shoeing challenge than that of the average show horse … Continue reading

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When the Race was Run- and Won

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I’ll Have Another with team O’Neill and farrier Jim Jimenez pulled off another big win in the Preakness Stakes on May 19th. Unfortunately, I wasn’t even near a TV- having made the first trip to O’Sullivan Lake near Nakina, Ontario … Continue reading

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