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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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Grant Moon – Farrier Focus

Six times holder of the prestigious title of World Champion Blacksmith, Grant Moon AWCF is arguably the most famous farrier. He has shod in no less than 36 different countries and delivers clinics across the world. In our first ‘Farrier … Continue reading

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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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Farrier clients – giving them the freedom of choice

There’s plenty of advice around about how farriers should look after their clients (the owners that is). Many of the core service business principles apply (or at least, should apply) to farriers and their businesses. After all, farriery is just … Continue reading

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Hoof trimming photo

Hoof trimming photo The Friday photo this week – trimming in the paddock. I always preferred the 12″ nippers, probably because that’s what I grew up using. They’re easier to use and less handle to stick into the horse! I … Continue reading

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Farrier hammer

The first farrier hammer I ever used to nail a shoe on was a 10oz Diamond nailing on hammer. My first visit to Hereford School of Farriery, everybody in the group – 16S -was given a full set of tools … Continue reading

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Another reason why hot shoeing is better

There’s regular discussion about the pros and cons of hot shoeing over cold. One of the things I enjoyed about hot shoeing was the smell. After a busy day shoeing, my clothes had that distinctive pong, particularly if I’d been … Continue reading

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Farriers and their reliability

When I first started my own shoeing round in the mid-90’s back in Blighty, every one of my clients were obviously, new to me. I picked up quite a few clients who had been using farriers previously who they had … Continue reading

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Hoof hoovering hound

Horse and Hound have an article online about dogs hoovering up hoof and the dangers it poses Your dog may love the hoof parings discarded when your horse is shod — but vets are warning that large chunks could be potentially fatal. Owners are … Continue reading

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What farriers hear (2)

What horse owners say: “how much do you charge?” What farriers hear: “I’m ringing round as many farriers as I can find looking for the CHEAPEST”

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