Around the Rig

The 2017 Ford F-150 is one of two vehicles MVP’s uses for business. Set up by Bay Horse Innovations, the goal of the rig design is function and efficiency. The grinder (A), as well as the forge (B) and anvil (C) swing out, leaving about 4 ½ feet between them. That’s enough room for both of us to be able to work at either the grinder or the forge at the same time. Brent Chidsey of Bay Horse Innovations suggested the dry erase board (D). We use it to keep track of shoes that need to be made. We wanted to be able to carry different lengths of bar stock on the rig, so Chidsey added special compartments (E) that hold lengths of 2, 3, 4, and 5 feet. When visiting Cave Creek, Ariz., farrier Jeremiah Harris, CJF (TE), AWCF, we saw the fan in his rig and knew we wanted one of those for air circulation, so we added that (F), too.

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Like you’ll find in many rigs, our foot pad inventory (G) is located near the slide out bandsaw and two-drill press (H) for easy access and convenience. Vern also requested a tool caddy (I).

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Other features that are special to MVP’s rig are the modified accommodation for multiple hoof stands (J), room for two shoeing boxes (K), and space for two propane tanks (L). We didn’t want to go with a mounted RV tank as there are only so many places you can fill them, whereas 20-pound…

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