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15 Tips When Working Aluminum

Working aluminum shoes can be difficult when heating or moving your stock creates problems rather than pliable material
Working aluminum shoes can be difficult when heating or moving your stock creates problems rather than pliable material. Oftentimes the aluminum is too hot, not hot enough, unevenly heated, sticks to your pritchel or has wobbly nail holes.
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Enter The Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise

Build this shoe for a FREE T-shirt and your chance to win a belt buckle
Sponsored by VICTORY, this forging exercise will be tied to the International Hoof-Care Summit. You don’t need to attend to participate — mail in your straight bar shoe to enter this free contest. IHCS attendees can save on the postage and drop off their shoe at the Summit.
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The Beauty Of Bold

Under the right circumstances, using this section could benefit certain horses that you work with

Various horseshoe designs have been found to have had an effect on hoof loading on synthetic surfaces.1 The most common sections used here in the United Kingdom are concave and flat.


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Enter The Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise

Build this shoe for a FREE T-shirt and your chance to win a belt buckle
Sponsored by VICTORY, this forging exercise will be tied to the International Hoof-Care Summit. You don’t need to attend to participate — mail in your straight bar shoe to enter this free contest. IHCS attendees can save on the postage and drop off their shoe at the Summit.
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Learn How To Forge A “Hall Of Fame” Heel

California farrier John Williams offers tips and insights for creating the clean and versatile Bob Marshall-style heel check
Forging a heel check for many farriers is old hat. It’s such a part of the routine that sometimes not a lot of thought is invested into it. There’s another style of heel check, though, that Sacramento, Calif., farrier John Williams prefers when forging horseshoes.
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