Articles Tagged with ''hoof knife''

Frank Ringel
Product Knowledge

Sharp Advice From a Craftsman

Having made hundreds of hoof knives by hand, Frank Ringel stresses the keys to keeping these tools sharp.
"The hoof knife is at the top of the list of hardest-working knives." That's what Frank Ringel told those attending his clinic on sharpening hoof knives at the 2009 International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) in Cincinnati, Ohio. As owner of Ringel Custom Knives in Florence, Mont., he should know.
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Hoof Trimming Via Hoof Mapping

Veteran farrier finds technique helps avoid trimming too much or too little from horses’ hooves
When trimming hooves for shoeing or for a horse that’s going barefoot, I see a lot of up-and-coming farriers go through stages of either trimming too little or too much hoof. The right touch is tough to learn.
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Hoof Trimming Dos and Don'ts

A Hall Of Fame shoer’s tips on this essential footcare task
The trim is the key to establishing a level hoof and using the right tools in the right way are essential elements in accomplishing this task. No tool in the world can take the place of skilled handling. Bob Peacock, owner of Farrier Science Clinic in Hamilton, Ohio, and a member of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame, offers this advice, based on the more than 40 years he's spend in hoof care.
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Razor-Sharp Advice

Adopting a new perspective on sharpening your hoof knife can extend its life and keep money in your pocket
As a farrier, there aren't many tools you use more frequently than your hoof knife.
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Steve Teichman
Shoeing For A Living

Going for the Gold Every Day

Pennsylvania farrier Steve Teichman’s clients benefit from the approach he’s polished on the international circuit
The "fall-back" date from Daylight Saving Time is still a few days away, so Steve Teichman is preparing his truck for his day of Shoeing For A Living in the dark here in Chester County, a short drive southwest of Philadelphia.
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