Shop Talk: January/February 2021

In Memoriam

  • International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame member Dr. Oscar G. Swanstrom, DVM, MS, passed at the end of November. He was 80.
  • Chillicothe, Ohio, farrier Allen Seymour passed away at the end of November. He was 73.
  • Lower Paxton Township, Pa., farrier Larry Bender passed away in November. He was 77.
  • Copan, Okla., farrier Jeff Freeland passed away in mid-November. He was 77.
  • Santa Fe, N.M., farrier and blacksmith Frank Turley recently passed away.
  • Bolivar, Mo., farrier Bob Fortner passed away in early November. He was 87.
  • Orillia, Ontario, farrier Bill Hopkins passed away at the end of October. He was 88.
  • Sterling, Colo., farrier Scott White passed away at the end of October. He was 58.
  • Moffat, Colo., farrier Don Skoglund passed away at the beginning of November. He was 92.
  • Centerville, Ind., farrier Roy Lee King passed away at the end of November. He was 78.

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Ray Steele has created pink snow pads to benefit cancer research. The owner and operator of HorseShoes Unlimited in Gill, Mass., will donate 25% of the proceeds to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.

Massachusetts Farrier Creates Snow Pads to Bolster Cancer Research

Cancer seemingly touches everyone at one point or another during their lifetime. In fact, nearly 40% of men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute.

The farrier industry has been proactive in supporting cancer research including the Pink Apron Charity…

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