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After a quick stop for “double-doubles” — coffee with two sugars and two creams in the “States” — Hans Wiza and his crew of two other horseshoers are ready to embark on a day’s shoeing near Guelph, west of Toronto in Ontario.
When Walt Taylor kicked-off the presentation by Anvil 21 members at the American Farrier’s Association convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, he promised that the next four hours would cover “good, basic stuff.
Bob Marshall, the well-known farrier instructor and educator from Mission City, British Columbia, Canada, is involved in scores — sometimes hundreds — of clinics each year. He says it takes planning, know-how and cooperation to put on a good one.
One of the best things about attending events like the 2003 American Farrier’s Association convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, in late February is the opportunity to pick up little nuggets of advice from the real masters of the shoeing trade.
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
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