Forging

Steven Beane Wins Summit Mail-In Exercise

Concave challenge tests competitors, while delivering a practical shoe for many practices
For the fifth time at the International Hoof-Care Summit, VICTORY sponsored the Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise. This challenge was free to enter and participants each received a T-shirt for their efforts.
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[Video] 2019 American Farrier’s Association Convention Vern Hornquist Memorial Class

Watch International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Roy Bloom of Drummond, Wis., as he forges the winning shoe during the Vern Hornquist Memorial Class at the 2019 American Farrier’s Association Convention in Tulsa, Okla. Bloom forged a 10 1/4” x 3/8” x 1” shoe from a 4 1/2” x 5” piece of aluminum bar stock. The toe must be 3/16” and the heel must be 1/2”. It also must fit six #4 city head nails.
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News & Notes

Lee Liles’ Horseshoeing Museum Is Moving To Oklahoma City

The National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools will call the Historic Stockyards City its home
The late Lee Liles dedicated his life to preserving the heritage of farriery with the creation of the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall Of Honor. Nine months after his passing, Liles’ family delivered a valentine to their patriarch and the farrier industry by announcing the collection will have a permanent home in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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Farrier Tips

Are You Using the Horn Correctly?

Hall of Fame farrier Bob Marshall helps correct a common forging mistake
A farrier has a responsibility to the horse and the trade, and a good place to start is the basics of forging, says legendary farrier Bob Marshall.
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IHCS 2019

Craig Trnka Demonstrates How to Forge the VICTORY Summit Mail-In Shoe

While covering the recent Michigan Horseshoers Association’s 50th anniversary Contest and Clinic at the Michigan State University’s Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education, Edgewood, N.M., farrier Craig Trnka generously took some time to demonstrate how to forge the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit Mail-In shoe, sponsored by VICTORY.
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Bob Marshall Emphasizes the Fundamentals of Hoof Care

Hall of Fame Farrier Shares 60 Years of Experience with Forging and Shoeing Tips
Back in 2003, Bob Marshall told American Farriers Journal, “What I constantly see with guys is a need to go over the basics. It’s the same every year. No one has even shown some of them how to hold a hammer.”
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News & Notes

Montana Farrier Tom Peterson Captures World Championship Blacksmiths Title

N.C. Farrier Dillon Crane Wins <em>American Farriers Journal</em> Most Improved Award
The World Championship Blacksmiths (WCB) wrapped up its 12th season in Las Vegas, Nev., by crowning Bozeman, Mont., farrier Tom Peterson as its national champion. Waxhaw, N.C., farrier Dillon Crane took home the American Farriers Journal Most Improved Award, as well as the Category 2 title.
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