Category Archives: The Hoof

American Farriers Team in Ky Horse Park

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AFT TEAM PRACTICE report from Katlynn Sacco Friday June 22: Rob Logsdon and I (FPD Sales Staff members) attended the American Farriers Team Practice.  We were met by the Team Manager, Conrad Trow, CJF.  Conrad is a well-respected farrier holding … Continue reading

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Farrier Shoeing Clinic Video Clips

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The FPD sponsored shoeing clinic held recently featured Mike Chance, APF CJF and he demonstrated various techniques and concepts for everyday shoeing. Among the products he used were the Kerckhaert Triumph steel horseshoes and Liberty nails from Kerckhaert. We have … Continue reading

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Farrier Clinic in South Georgia

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FPD sponsored a shoeing clinic in Perry, Ga this past weekend at the East Coast Horseshoe Supply facility. Like most clinics sponsored by FPD, everyday work and sound principles of hoof trim and shoe fit were the featured topics. Mike Chance, … Continue reading

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Help is Available in the Farrier World

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We recently received this email asking for shoeing advice from Laurie Skutley in Washington state. Dave Farley, APF CF, offered his suggestion- let us know if you have any ideas. My gelding is 7 but only this last year has … Continue reading

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We Have a Derby Winner!

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Capping off an excellent 2012 KY Derby/Ky Oaks weekend, I’ll Have Another came from post position 19 to overtake Bodemeister and win the 138th Kentucky Derby. Our congratulations to Team O’Neill and especially farrier Jim Jimenez who shod the winner. … Continue reading

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KY Derby Race Day Shoeing

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  Day of- quite often the choice of some trainers for shoeing race horses. The Kentucky Derby is no exception and Derby Day 2012 we caught Steve Norman and Todd Boston working on Derby horses. You can see a video clip … Continue reading

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2012 Kentucky Oaks and Derby – Shoeing for speed

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  FPD has made the trail leading to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks a path closely followed for many years. Each year we follow the prep races and spend the week prior to the races contacting the many farriers we know … Continue reading

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Fall Farrier Events in Full Swing

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  Right front with approx. 12 weeks growth Farrier clinics and contests fill the fall weekend calendars for many in the industry. FPD is a key sponsor for many of the events and supports the continuing education efforts of the … Continue reading

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Farrier Benefit Scheduled For October

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The Indiana Farrier’s Association has scheduled a special benefit clinic to help long time member Brad Menker who has been experiencing health issues that have prevented him from working. There will be various farrier presentations as well as a hands-on … Continue reading

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Farriers in the Yearling Sale Mode

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    The Lexington, Kentucky thoroughbred market is in a phase that pushes farriers exceptionally hard every year at this time. The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is just around the corner and the yearlings that have been trimmed since they were foals are … Continue reading

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