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Shoeing For A Living
Shoeing For A Living

Master of Shoeing the Legendary Missouri Fox Trotter

Missouri’s Keith Mizer draws on more than 4 decades of experience with these smooth-stepping horses
The autumn air is crisp as Keith Mizer leaves the Shoney’s restaurant in his home town of Lebanon, Mo. He fires up his truck and gets ready to do what he’s done just about every day for more than 40 years — go out and shoe horses.
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Shoeing For The Long Run

Shoeing for endurance rides requires knowledge of the terrain being covered as well as the horse
Horses in endurance races will be ridden from 50 to 100 miles. During those miles, the horses will be required to walk, trot, canter and gallop through a variety of trail conditions and surfaces.
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Shoeing for a Living

Farriery Farm Aid

Nebraska's Gregg Kremer started shoeing to try and save the family homestead
A few years back, Gregg Kremer was right in the middle of an unfortunate continuing economic story — and he wasn't enjoying it much.
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Shoeing For A Living

Off The Beaten Career Path

North Carolina farrier gave up a career with a major manufacturer to do what he loves
North Carolina farrier Jeff Pauley is a man who’s willing to give up the safe and secure and take a chance. He’s also someone who’s willing to make sacrifices to achieve a goal he’s focused on.
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Shoeing Feedlot Horses

Four veteran shoers share what they’ve learned about this challenging type of work
Shoeing feedlot horses can be more challenging than shoeing racehorses, show horses or trail horses. Most feedlot horses work constantly, in some of the worst conditions imaginable. Here's some advice from four experienced shoers on what you can expect in shoeing feedlot horses and the importance of different environmental and weather conditions.
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