Category Archives: The Hoof

E-Tabs Offering Alternative Shoe Application

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Dustin McCuan of Ethos E-Tabs came to Kentucky recently to demonstrate the application of his “hybrid” shoe concept. He has worked for many years on the race track and in development of the E-Tab system. It offers an alternative to … Continue reading

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News about the Nicaragua Farrier Training Program

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Guest Blogger Chris Hadel shares his thoughts with FPD on the Granada, Nicaragua Farrier Training program . One week into the Granada, Nicaragua Farrier Training program and we had a working forge by the third day.  The Granada carriage drivers’ … 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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Derby 2013 Farrier Activity Begins

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Today was the first really busy day of 2013 at Churchill Downs and we were on the backside tracking down some of the leading race track farriers in the country and checking on shoe choices for Derby and Oaks entries. This is an … Continue reading

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Farriers in WCB Competition – Madison, WI

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  Early morning preparation of the coke fires for the WCB competition rig. Craig Trnka has been working for months to get this mobile rig set to go for the first event of the season and it looks like his … Continue reading

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Farrier Modifications of Horseshoes

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We recently had Mike Wildenstein come by the shop and spend some time doing some shoe modifications using Kerckhaert Standard and Standard Extra shoes. There are a lot of shoes in the market now with modifications that are already built … Continue reading

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This is What We’re Talking About in the Farrier Trade

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We just received the comment below from Jesse Silverman on an earlier post regarding our project to bring more educational material to the industry and Mike Wildenstein’s involvement in that effort. I think it sums up how a lot of people see … Continue reading

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New Phase for FPD Farrier Info

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Mike Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (hons) recently signed on with FPD to help with our clinic program. We have been planning other ways to promote education in the farrier industry and Mike’s involvement will be a key to providing ideas and material … Continue reading

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Hoof Problems and Farrier Observation

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  The upcoming issue of the Natural Angle has a section dealing with observations farriers have to make with every horse they work on. This may become a regular section for the Natural Angle and we hope readers will feel … Continue reading

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American Farriers Journal Article Cites Kerckhaert Horseshoes and Liberty Nails

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  The following excerpt is reprinted from the article Sport Horses with permission from the American Farriers Journal.  Originally published in the July/August 2012 Hoof Care For The Performance Horse: An AFJ Special Report, the author of the article is … Continue reading

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