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Remembering Red Renchin

Friends and colleagues celebrate the Hall of Fame farrier’s life and his generosity to the industry
Friends and colleagues celebrate the Hall of Fame farrier’s life and his generosity to the industry.
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Hoof Beats: Mitigating Damage

Loss of hoof wall could be the result of several factors including injury, disease, and infection. Often a horse can lose what appears to be massive amounts of wall, but still be sound and moving well. Other times the smallest crack can result in lameness. The important factors are the location and cause of the damage.
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Credit: A Powerful Tool If Used Carefully

Credit is a lot like a chain saw. Used wisely and carefully, it can be highly productive and make operations easier. However, used carelessly and foolishly, the results can be devastating, even deadly, and take a long time to overcome at a high cost.
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Types Of Horses

Horses all have unique behaviors and personalities. We deal with these variations on a daily basis as farriers. One day, I had a funny conversation with a vet that I work with. He said something about a horse we were working on and I thought it'd be funny to put names to the different types.
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Changes In The Farrier Industry: Forges

One of the several game changers in the business of shoeing horses was the development of the portable gas forge. This item, that we take for granted today, has made profound changes to the farrier profession beyond just heating metal.
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Hoof Beats: The Big Break-Up

The transition that happens when bringing a horse from the track to the farm often requires more intense farrier care than the average farm resident can provide. Clearly, a farrier working at a farm shoeing yearlings or broodmares will not have the same objectives that he or she does when at the track. At the farm your farrier will generally use larger nails, heavier shoes, and a tighter heel fitting. While this is not necessarily ideal, it is highly practical.
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A Rising Farrier Stakes His Claim

At 14, Dillon Crane is already forging his name into the industry
For many kids growing up, their childhood hobby is often soccer, baseball, football or a combination of them all. Others turn to the arts, be it a musical instrument or theatre as their calling. For Dillon Crane, however, none of those activities quite piqued his interest.
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