The Results from the 2019 World Horseshoeing Classic

The Scotland-based team emerges from the field of 16 after displaying consistent quality work through the 3-day competition
In its 10th year, the World Horseshoeing Classic brought top competitors from around the globe to Richmond, Ky., for this team competition. On March 2, Team Mustad grew its lead from the second day to take home the championship at the World Horseshoeing Class by besting 15 other teams after the 3 days of competition.
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Improve Your Skills for Horseshoeing Contests

Chris and Cody Gregory offer practical advice that farriers can implement in their everyday work
With two major contests — the World Horseshoeing Classic and the National Forging and Horseshoeing Competition — wrapped up, and the World Championship Blacksmiths about to kick off its 2019 slate, farriers are gearing up for another contest season.
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When and How to Rocker and Roll Toes in Horseshoes

Adjusting breakover can help ease stress on the limb by bringing it back into mechanical function
Breakover occurs as the heels of a horse’s foot start to leave the ground. Farriers can alter the timing in which breakover occurs by changing the location and the manner in which a horse breaks over the toe area of the hoof capsule.
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Blacksmith Heals More Than Just Horses

When Everett Stone began his farrier career at 16, he wasn’t thinking beyond his initial desire to help horses. In his area, the ground wore hooves down very quickly. Noting this, he went to an Oklahoma City horseshoeing school and started his own farrier business. For 14 years, he worked on protecting horse hooves, not immune system cells, but that would come in time.
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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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