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Shoeing for a Living

Staying One Step Ahead

Preparing for volatile changes in seasonal climates pays off with better feet for Oklahoma farrier
Large, fluffy clouds dot the blue skies over northeastern Oklahoma in late May. A beautiful day like this is fairly typical shoeing weather for Chelsea, Okla., farrier Craig Stark.
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International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame Inducts Oklahoma Farrier Mark Milster

Lameness will likely be a problem for all horse owners at some point. It is a sign that a horse has an injury that causes pain when it moves or places weight on the affected leg. If the cause of lameness is apparent, you may be able to administer first aid. If not, confine the horse to prevent further damage to the leg and call the veterinarian if mild lameness persists. Horses with severe lameness need prompt veterinary attention, as they are usually experiencing significant pain.
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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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New Mexico Farriers Get Some Oklahoma Shoeing Wisdom

Mark Milster stresses importance of observation and understanding the needs of the individual horse
Mark Milster gave some tips on everyday shoeing and forging at the first-ever clinic held at San Marcos Feed, near Santa Fe, N.M. When San Marcos Feed took over the farrier supply side of Wagon Mound Ranch Supply, owner Tom Macdonnell decided to continue the tradition of hosting an annual shoeing clinic.
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AFA Round Up

AFA Members Enjoy Bluegrass Welcome

37th annual convention held in heart of Kentucky horse country
Members of the American Farrier's Association gathered in Lexington, Ky., Feb. 26 to March 1 for the organization's annual convention.
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Local Association Spotlight

Competition Circuit Planned

New organization has lofty goal of providing premier venue for worldwide blacksmithing competition
Competitive horseshoers have been dreaming about the day when a "Professional Bull?Riders-like circuit" for horseshoers would come into existence.
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British Farrier Strikes Gold

This summer’s World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition featured the fiercest competition in the 25-year history of this Calgary Stampede event
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the World Cham­pionship Blacksmiths’ Competition drew its highest ever number of contestants from a record number of countries and offered an extraordinary hand-crafted, 14 karat solid gold horseshoe valued at more than $18,000 to the overall winner.
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World Champion Blacksmith

World Champion Blacksmith Crowned At The Calgary Stampede

After years of top 10 finishes, a Texas farrier completes his climb to the top with a narrow win over his friend and practice partner

AUSTIN EDENS, a 24-year-old from Graham, Texas, has been steadily climbing toward the top spot for a few years and finally reached the summit — the  title  of World Champion Blacksmith at the annual Calgary Stampede.

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