Category Archives: Tips

Forging Basics 101 with Roy Bloom

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

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

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

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

  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

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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Help is Available in the Farrier World

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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