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6 Questions with George Fitzgerald

Farrier George Fitzgerald is “trying to be semi-retired.” A staple in the farrier industry, Fitzgerald splits his time between Sandy Hook, Conn., and Wellington, Fla., while operating a rodeo rough stock business on the side.
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Remembering Red Renchin

Friends and colleagues celebrate the Hall Of Fame farrier’s life and his generosity to the industry
The farrier industry lost a mentor and true gentleman when Red Renchin unexpectedly passed away on Aug. 29, 2015. The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame farrier and technical editor of American Farriers Journal was 70 years old.
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Seven Honored For Outstanding Hoof-Care Contributions

This year’s Hall Of Fame inductees include seven talented individuals who were honored for their life-long achievement in the footcare field
Four farriers and three equine veterinarians were honored for their outstanding equine footcare work during Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies that took place during this winter’s 11th annual International Hoof-Care Summit.
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Remembering Joe Kriz

His son and colleagues discuss the impact of the legendary horseshoer
On Sept. 1, 2010, International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member Joe Kriz passed away at the age of 93 in his Bethany, Conn., home. He was part of a shoeing legacy that stretched back generations to the former Czechoslovakia.
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Being an Official Show Farrier is Often Like Being the Maytag Repairman

The official horse show farrier’s role is not to evaluate, change or improve the shoeing work, but to imitate the work of the hundreds of farriers whose horses he is trying to keep going
During the Winter Equine Festival that attracts 4,000 horses to the West Palm Beach, Fla., area from November through March, more than 150 farriers normally register to work on clients’ horses.
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