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Basic Shoeing: Shoeing The Roping Horse

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by Mike Chance, CJF There are as many ways to shoe roping horses as there are horses. Each one is unique, with its own strengths and weaknesses. A sound horse with good conformation, in a desirable environment, would do well … Continue reading

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Tool Corner: Hoof Tester

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by Dave Farley, CF APF-I Most seasoned farriers will agree that a good hoof tester is a must in your shoeing tool collection. When used properly you can determine an area where a hoof has pain. The key thing here … Continue reading

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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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Bloom Forge Tips For Anvil Prep

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Roy Bloom, AAPF CJF recently put together a number of tool tips with video and still shots that will be added to the FPD Field Guide. This work is a continuation of our effort to produce and post useful how … Continue reading

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Forging Basics 101 with Roy Bloom

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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 … 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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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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Join Farrier Jim Jimenez Webinar

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Jim Jimenez, veteran race horse farrier located in southern California will be the presenter for a webinar on December 20. This webinar is sponsored by FPD and hosted by the American Farrier’s Journal . Jim has been working for a … 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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A Farrier’s Choice of Products – Value Added

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The V crease design of the Kerckhaert shoes has been one of the key selling points throughout their history. Optimal nail fit providing security and precise nailing are the result. The next issue of FPD’s Natural Angle will feature an … Continue reading

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