Articles Tagged with ''Mitch Taylor''

35 Great Debuts

Here’s a look at when some of the greatest farriers first contributed to American Farriers Journal
While working on this 35th Anniversary issue of American Farriers Journal, I've been paging through back issues. At times I can almost feel the heat of the forges and hear the distant echo of hammer ringing on steel.
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Get the Most Out of Your Rasp

There are no secret tricks when it comes to getting the most out of your rasps — only proper care and usage
Over the past decade, several new models of rasps have been added to the farrier market. Likewise, products to sharpen these tools have also emerged.
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Conformation's Influence on Motion

Understanding the subtle details of a horse’s conformation will best prepare you for effective trimming and shoeing
How a horse is put together — body proportions and angles, leg angles, straightness or imbalance in limbs — influences how that horse moves, how its feet push off and strike the ground and how its hooves wear and grow.
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Shoeing For a Living

For The Good Of The Horsey

Ohio farrier keeps a sense of wonder and appreciation that he’s making a living working with the animals he loves
Dean Moshier knows that it seems a little odd to hear him greet a client with, "So how's the horsey doing today?"
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Briefings

Tom Curl told attendees at last winter's 6th annual International Hoof-Care Summit that farriers must develop special skills to effectively use heart bar shoes. The Vero Beach, Fla., farrier says this means learning to place the right amount of pressure on the bar and where to set the bar so it's not setting too far forward on the frog.
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Double-Barreled Hoof-Care Advice

Building Relationships is Critical

Communicating effectively with owners, trainers, riders, veterinarians, students and other shoers is as important as knowing the latest footcare techniques
Communicating effectively with owners, trainers, riders, veterinarians, students and other shoers is as important as knowing the latest footcare techniques
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Toe Grabs Up to 4 mm are OK

The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee modifies its previous recommendation regarding toe grabs, which may lead farriers and trainers to adjust and manufacturers and dealers to scramble
Last summer, The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee (TSC) based on recommendations from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Shoeing and Hoof Care Committee recommended that toe grabs on the fronts of racing Thoroughbreds longer than 2 mm should be banned.
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