Category Archives: Shoemaking

Brittania Leek and District Farrier Comp results

BRITANNIA, LEEK AND DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW SHOEMAKING COMPETITION SATURDAY 27th JULY 2013 RESULTS There was a very good turnout of competitors, who came from across the country. A big well done to all of them for competing in such extreme heat. … Continue reading

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Stephen Hill – Farrier

Stephen Hill Stephen Hill runs a successful farriery practise based in Leicestershire. He is a regular competitor in addition to being a Worshipful Company of Farriers Judge and Examiner. This interview was conducted whilst he was driving home from judging … Continue reading

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Steven Beane – Farriery Focus

Steven Beane AWCF Steven Beane is the current World Champion Blacksmith and has held this position for FOUR years! A formidable presence on the competition circuit Steven has been a member of the England International Farriery Team for the last … Continue reading

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Gary Darlow – Farrier Focus

Gary Darlow – Farrier focus An incredible 7 times National Champion, Gary is extremely well respected and talented farrier achieving consistently high results in farriery competitions, in addition to be a ‘dab hand’ at fishing too! With thanks to his … Continue reading

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Ben Benson – Farrier Focus

Ben Benson Based in Oxfordshire, UK, in the centre of a thriving equine area, Ben Benson has an established farriery business catering for many professional riders. An Approved Training Farrier, Ben was instrumental in the Forge at the London 2012 … Continue reading

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Fabricating horseshoes using a band-saw

Thanks to David Bartley for this guest post: One way to fabricate nearly any special shoe For any farrier that does an amount of work of the “one off” type, (experimental shoe types in an effort to save a horses … Continue reading

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Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery

Great news, we have Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery back in stock Read a snippet from the dissection chapter if you haven’t already got the book: Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery sample This book has fast become the must-have textbook for farriers, apprentices and … Continue reading

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What happens at farrier competitions?

Q. Can you tell me what happens at a farrier competition? Is it the fastest person to shoe a horse who wins? My own farrier (he’s about 80 years old) takes a long time to put front shoes on my … Continue reading

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Billy Crothers shoemaking – video

The beauty of concave horseshoes. Five times world champion farrier Billy Crothers, manufacturer of HMS horseshoes discusses the merits of concave and shoemaking in this short, easy to watch video from Hoofwatch  

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Introduction to tool and fullering

Here’s a video from Know Foot Know Horse about tool and fullering. Well worth a watch

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