For 3-Day Events, Be On Your Toes!
Education, Equipment, Shoeing

For 3-Day Events, Be On Your Toes!

The work goes in spurts. Sometimes, you can be extremely busy. At other times, you can be bored out of your mind. That's the way shoeing went for five veteran farriers who worked the 1994 Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event held last spring at the Kentucky Horse Park complex in Lexington, Ky.

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  • Alabama Farrier James Lee Pilkington Sr. Passes Away

    Talladega, Ala., farrier James Lee Pilkington Sr. passed away Monday, April 24, 2018. He was 75.
  • Bimeda Inc. Appoints New Equine Sales Representative

    Bimeda Inc. recently announced that Archie McNeil, a former sales consultant for the company, has been appointed as an equine sales representative. Under this title, McNeil will be working full-time to serve the northeastern area of the United States.
  • Global Vitamin Shortage Spurs Hoof Supplement Prices

    Months after an incident at a BASF chemical factory in Ludwigshafen, Germany, that caused a shortage of vitamins A and E, consumers may see feed and nutritional supplement prices rising. Even as the plant resumes operations, some vitamin prices are increasing by 1,000%.
  • Brinsbury College Builds New Forge For Students

    Brinsbury College opened the doors to its newly rebuilt forging facility on March 27, 2018. The forge, which cost $283,728 to rebuild and refurbish, was built to accommodate the growing number of students interested in pursuing blacksmithing and farriery.
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