Category Archives: Farrier Services

Fergus is missing two shoes

We like this Fergus cartoon by Jean Abernethy so wanted to share it with you   “Fergus is missing two shoes this time, Dad” “Doggone it! Which two?”

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Jim Blurton – Farrier Focus

Jim Blurton AWCF World Champion Farrier Jim Blurton is head of multi-farrier practise Forden Farriers in addition to successfully manufacturing his own range of tools and specialist shoes. Last year he was Head Farrier at the London 2012 Olympics. A … Continue reading

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American Farriers Journal

Just arrived in stock – the April 2013 issue of the American Farriers Journal.   As always, these are free for our farrier customers when you place your next order. In this issue: The basics of drilling and tapping Smartphone trends … Continue reading

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What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a new farrier starting his/her career?

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a new farrier starting his/her career? Share your thoughts in the comments section (below) of this farrier blog or our Facebook page  or Twitter @nzfarriers

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Angle grinder trimming – Belgian draft horse

Here’s a video from farrier Jorgen Briers from Belgium which is worth watching. It’s already had 3 million views on Youtube which I think is pretty impressive. Using an angle grinder for hoof trimming can leave a reasonably tidy job!

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Things farriers love to hear #2

“It’s ok, you can shoe him tonight because… We have lights!”

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Will using aluminium shoes improve my horses movement?

Q: I have been told to use aluminium shoes on my show hack, to improve her movement in the ring. is this a good idea, and what are the drawbacks? Pauline, Canterbury A: Hi Pauline. The best approach might be … Continue reading

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Farrier seminar, farrier supplies and more

Considering it’s still winter (but almost spring), there’s been a huge amount of stuff going on at our place. Which probably explains why blogging has been a little light for the past couple of weeks. Our seminar for farriers is being … Continue reading

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Crack down on poor shoeing

Horse and Hound report: European vets and farriers have joined forces to crack-down on poor shoeing. The Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations (FEEVA) and the European Federation of Farriers Associations (EFFA) will work together to promote properly trained farriers … Continue reading

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Shoeing across the world

Guest Post by David J. Barron, CF, APF David Barron is an working farrier certified through the American Farriers Association and the American Association of Professional Farriers in the State of Washington, USA. David grew up on a large coffee … Continue reading

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