Daniel Jones, CJF, has been shoeing horses in Fairhope, Ala., for 25 years. He is the captain of the 2020 American Farriers Team and a multi-year member (2011, 2012, 2019). In 2008, he was the World Championship Blacksmiths Striker of the Year and a Top 10 finisher in that year and 2009. He is also an American Farrier’s Association pre-certification instructor and the recipient of the 2018 Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award.
Training your eye is one of the most important skills you will learn as a farrier. It’s also one of the skills for which time has no substitute. Fortunately, new and veteran farriers alike have a variety of measurement tools that can serve as a guide, whether you’re at a barn earning your living or at a competition honing your shoemaking skills.
Illinois farrier Vern Powell shares the benefits of looking at feet in terms of steel length instead of a standard factory shoe sizes. It could give you a leg up in a forging competition or when sitting for an examination.
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