Articles by Pat Tearney

Modifying Keg Shoes

Fine-Tuning Keg Shoes

Manufactured horseshoes don't relieve farriers from the responsibility of making sure the shoe fits
Quality keg shoes can make a farrier’s life a lot easier. They’re well made, competitively priced and available in a broad range of sizes and shapes to fit the hooves of just about any horse. With a little help, of course.
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Farrier Roundup In Kansas City

AFA convention once again proves a great social, educational gathering
Kansas city showed many of its faces to attendees at the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) 30th Annual Convention in late February and early March.
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Just A Mouse Click Away

Here’s what’s coming this month on the Only Online section of the American Farriers Journal Web
Want to know more about how your fellow farriers are running their shoeing businesses? Then find time to visit the American Farriers Journal Web site at this month.
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Shoeing for a Living

A Day With Backyard Horses

Flexible schedule, cooperation with owners helps Wisconsin farrier operate smoothly
The sky is a steel grey and the bitter wind carries an icy edge when I meet farrier Monica Hoff in a Catholic church parking lot in the crossroads community of Mackville, a few miles north of Appleton in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley.
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What's This

Contest Winners

See who took home three FREE horseshoeing videos for the best diagnosis and treatment suggestions for this hoof
Round 4 of the “What’s This?” contest drew another good series of answers from visitors to the American Farriers Journal Web site
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Four For the Hall

Members of International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame Class of 2001 known for sharing their knowledge
There was a time when those skilled in a trade or craft jealously guarded their knowledge, sharing their secrets with only a select few.
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Defusing An Explosive Situation

The extra minutes spent preparing oxygen-acetylene tanks for safe transportation is time well spent
Most farriers take great care while actually under the horse, but are you one of those taking unnecessary chances when the job is done?
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