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Hoof-Care Highlights: The Week of April 17

This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites. Hoof-Care Highlights is brought to you by Meader Supply.
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Product Knowledge

Tool Coatings Can Boost or Hinder Your Hoof-Care Business

High-quality coatings are a cost-effective way to increase the life and performance of drill bits and taps

One of the more confusing aspects of selecting drill bits and taps is the variety of available coatings since the manufacturers provide little information about the coatings themselves. The issue is further confused by the wide range of quality of coatings of the same type, despite looking similar.


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Badass Rigs & Trailers

Work Van Blends Needs with Flexibility

Second rig helps farrier with sport horse practice demands

Mike Phillips’s original goal wasn’t to outfit his new work van. But after finding out how long he’d have to wait to have a manufacturer build and install the work, the South Salem, N.Y., farrier realized he’d have to do the build to have it ready for the beginning of the 2021 show season.


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Carry a Spare
In the late 1800s, both state and federal laws emerged to protect animals in the United States. One such law passed in the 1890s required that horse drawn delivery carriages carry a spare horseshoe. In the case of a lost shoe, the driver — hopefully also competent in driving nails, too — could apply the shoe without shaping it.
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Product Knowledge

How to Regrind a Hoof Knife

Minnesota farrier and hoof knife maker Mark Thorkildson shares his process for regrinding a hoof knife

As the adage goes, “A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife.” Just like any tool in our boxes, a well-made and well-maintained hoof knife will help us at the horse


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