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Although the International Hoof-Care will be virtual this year, the 2021 Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise is still here to challenge your skills and you have more time to enter. International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame farrier Craig Trnka of Edgewood, N.M., brings back concave for 2021 with the diamond toe hind shoe. This is a beneficial shoe for a horse that might grab a shoe on the diagonal, without taking foot length.
To enter, simply make the shoe as described, complete an entry form and mail it along with your shoe to:
American Farriers Journal
Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise
16655 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Brookfield, WI 53045
Your entry must be received in the mail by Aug. 1, 2021.
If you are entering from outside the U.S., DO NOT assign a value to your shoe on the customs declaration form.
Each contestant will receive a free commemorative T-shirt. The top finisher will earn a belt buckle and free 2022 IHCS registration. Judging will take place this spring. Thanks to VICTORY Racing Plate Co. for again sponsoring this challenge.
You can watch a video of American Farrier’s Association past president and World Championship Blacksmiths founder Trnka making this shoe at AmericanFarriers.com/Summitshoe. Good luck!
Dimensions (measurements): 5 inches at the widest part of the shoe, 5 ¾ inches from the heels to toe, 2 ¾ inches from the tip of one heel to the other and 2 ¾ from the medial edge of the scoop to the lateral edge of the scoops. Fit the…