Shop Talk: March 2020



Industry News

  • Arthur Cottam & Co. Horseshoes — the United Kingdom’s largest independent family-owned horseshoe and farrier tool manufacturer — will be ending operations March 31 after nearly a century in business.
  • Zinpro Corp. announced Rob Sheffer has been promoted to president and chief executive officer. He replaces Bill Scrimgeour who retired after 25 years with the company.
  • Greg and David Cunningham are returning to Houston, Texas-based Pyranha’s executive team as co-managers. The Cunningham family founded the company in 1972.
  • Petaluma, Calif., farrier John Sagaria won the American Farriers Journal Most Improved award for the World Championship Blacksmiths 2019 season.

International Hoof-Care Summit Winners

  • Mike Reagen of Morley, Mich. was the recipient of a Morton’s Gift Card.
  • Matt Evans of Lorton, Va., and Ron Pfeifer of Vermilion, Ohio, are the winners of a carpus down model; and Jacob Miller of Salesville, Ohio, and Tatianna Peterson of Attica, Ind., are the winners of a tarsus down model courtesy of Walter Varcoe of Articulated Equine Skeletons.
  • Mike Stine of Marshville, N.C., and Jamie Wooten of Maine, N.Y., each won registration to the 2021 IHCS by entering a “scavenger hunt” contest that invited attendees to take six to eight photos of different Summit moments, then share them on social media using #IHCS20.

In Memorium

  • Brewster, N.Y., farrier John Boylan passed away in mid-January.
  • Kirkland, Ariz., farrier and rancher John Berkshire Glimpse II passed away in November. He was 71.
  • Harwinton, Conn., farrier John F. Jacques passed away in mid-December. He…
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