The following new series of articles is a list of 10 habits, behaviors and clues that Jacob Butler, CJF, AWCF, has observed that top farriers around the world have and what you can do to become an even better farrier in your business.
Erikk Peterson, vice president of Nordic Forge Inc. in Guttenberg, Iowa, discusses his company’s product line, why the International Hoof-Care Summit is invaluable to his business and just what he thinks about farriers.
Do Shoeing Schools Need To Adapt? I am concerned about the high percentage of young farriers who do not continue in the profession after a year. For the most part, the evidence is anecdotal, as there aren’t firm studies on it.
Busted Clinchers? Let’s Make Some Hot-Fitting Tongs It’s sad when a tool wears out, or worse still, breaks. To lessen the pain of replacing a tool that costs between $100 and $200 here in England, I repurpose them by making a tool. It takes just 20 minutes to make a pair of hot-fitting tongs from an old set of clinchers, but they last a lifetime. I have made many for friends and they all love them.