Red Renchin

Red Renchin

Red Renchin is a long-time farrier who calls Mequon, Wis., and Wellington, Fla. home. A native of Minnesota and a member of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame, he serves as Technical Editor of American Farriers Journal.

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Farrier Tips

Save Time When Cutting Pads

If you use a lot of pads, it will pay to invest in tools that will let you trim and shape them more efficiently, like an inverse-mounted jigsaw or a stone wheel on a sander.
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Taking A Crack At Hoof Wall Defects

How failures occur and the best techniques for farriers to help them heal
To say that the equine hoof wall is an amazing structure is a gross understatement. It must withstand a multitude of destructive forces from the environment — both man made and natural — and extreme concussive forces trying to tear it apart. Given these circumstances, it’s no wonder that failures occur.
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Different Approaches To An Old Problem

The scenario can begin in different ways. One involves you pulling the shoes, trimming the feet and noticing a small cavity just inside the white line. Picking up a nail, you give it a scratch and a powder-like substance comes out. More scratching leaves you part way up the hoof wall. Another involves having a horse with hoof walls separating in the most distal part of the foot. While probing the separation, you discover that not only is it separated at the bottom, it goes much higher.
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Summit Attendees Gobble Up The Whole Hoof-Care Package

Attendees take home 4 days of nonstop education for their practices
It's not surprising that the 2015 International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) continued to set record numbers in attendance. It offers the most diverse lectures about farriery, plus the largest trade show in the world. The IHCS is the only place where the farrier industry can get the whole package in one place.
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From The Desk Of AFJ

Don't Be Timid

One of the benefits of having a little gray hair on your head is that it gives you the perspective of hind sight. One of the things I regret is not networking earlier in my career with the older seasoned farriers whom I regarded as unapproachable.
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From The Desk Of AFJ

Bruce's Legacy

Like everyone in our industry, I was saddened to learn of the death of one of legendary New Jersey shoer Bruce Daniels. Bruce was one my farrier heroes.
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European Farriers Like Options With Different Aluminum Shoe Alloy

Some European and North American farriers working with sport horses and therapeutic concerns are hot seating shoes manufactured from a heavier and tougher aluminum alloy
Much of the progress made in any field is often based on the ideas and efforts that are developed by highly skilled individuals. One such individual in the equine footcare area is Antoine Corona, a talented French farrier who had a vision more than 15 years ago for developing better horseshoes.
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