Every shoeing business has a limited amount of services. Whether it’s hand-making shoes from bar stock or giving prepurchase advice, no two businesses offer exactly the same thing. But if there ever was a farrier service that had unlimited services, it would have to be Ross Smith’s at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Your shoeing clients seem to be multiplying like rabbits and there aren’t enough hours in the day to get them all done no matter how well you plan your day. You have two options. You can dump a load of clients or you can find yourself an apprentice to do the menial tasks, letting you continue to be the expert.
I WISH I could tell you this is the end-all “how to” article of reading feed tags. I wish I could tell you this is all you will ever need to know in making nutrition and product recommendations to your shoeing clients and all you will ever hear about this topic for the rest of your natural life.
IT'S 3 A.M. on New Year's Day. While the rest of Pasadena, Calif., sleeps, the hustle and bustle of numerous equestrians and 300 horses, ponies and mules gather underneath a closed-off lower level of the freeway preparing for the 5-mile trek down the Tournament of Roses Parade route.
Over fifty years ago in World War II, our country needed the help of able-bodied shoers to take care of her mules. Today, these men remember the excitement, hard work and terror that came with the portable forge
TOM WOLFE has a secret. In the 16 years this farrier has taught at the Montana State Horseshoeing School in Bozeman, Mont., hundreds of aspiring farriers have enrolled in his course, hoping to excel at the art of farriery.
Watch International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Roy Bloom of Drummond, Wis., as he forges the winning shoe during the Vern Hornquist Memorial Class at the 2019 American Farrier’s Association Convention in Tulsa, Okla. Bloom forged a 10 1/4” x 3/8” x 1” shoe from a 4 1/2” x 5” piece of aluminum bar stock. The toe must be 3/16” and the heel must be 1/2”. It also must fit six #4 city head nails.
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