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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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Things farriers love to hear #2

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

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The things farriers love to hear #1

On the phone, “he’s not been done for a while….”

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The hoof: Inside and Out (part two)

Inside the hoof Some of the structures inside the hoof are less well known – with the exception of a few which can cause the most lameness problems – but are just as vital for the health of the hoof … Continue reading

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The hoof: Inside and Out (part one)

The hoof: Inside and Out There should be no understating the importance of healthy hooves to the equine. We rely on these four relatively small but vital parts of the horse in order to be able to do just about … Continue reading

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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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Shoes left long at the heel

Question: My farrier generally shoes my horses with the outside back of the shoe much wider than their actual feet. I am concerned that they may be able to stand on their shoes and pull them off. Should I ask … 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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Top Ten reasons why being a farrier (usually) rocks

Top Ten reasons why being a farrier (usually) rocks 10. Working outdoors in the fresh air 9. Meeting interesting people 8. Being your own boss 7. Earning an honest living 6. Daily challenges that need solving 5. Working with horses 4. … 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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