Articles by Pat Tearney


A Badger-Aloha Get Together

Hawaiian farrier travels to Wisconsin to broaden shoeing view
It’s not all that unusual anymore for a couple of farriers to get together to share techniques, talk about approaches to horseshoeing and simply see how “the other guy” does the job.
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Shoeing For A Living

Putting Together A Shoeing Day On The Fly

Scheduling gets tricky when a horse show intervenes
Some days just don’t start out well. Hank Highfield, the normally affable farrier from Indianapolis, Ind., is clearly a little miffed as he sets up his shoeing rig outside the barn at his first stop of the day.
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Frankly Speaking

Cornell Honors Its Horseshoeing Tradition

Cornell Farrier Program Carries On Great Tradition Of Teaching
Say “Ivy League” and the image that comes to most minds probably does not include anvils, shoeing aprons and horseshoes — unless you’re one of the many farriers and horse owners who have benefitted from the farrier education program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
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When Shoes Go A Wandering

Lost horseshoes can turn up in the oddest places

Every farrier has “lost shoe” stories. You get a call from a client whose horse reported back to its stall with one missing. Now the client knows it had all four shoes when she turned it out in the paddock. What’s more, she’s searched the paddock on her hands and knees, mucked out the stall and gone over the area between paddock and stall with a fine-tooth comb and no shoe.

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