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Farrier Innovations

A Blow Dryer For The Hoof

Hoof Doc system useful for quick drying of hooves as well as long-term maintenance of moisture content

When Don Tritz, a farrier from Genoa City, Wis., got tired of dealing with wet hooves a few years ago, he started looking around the barns he was shoeing at to see if there was anything that might help him out.

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Choosing The Right Pad

The Hospital Pad

When an injured hoof requires frequent checking or medication, these pads provide access without a need for shoe removal

As the name hospital pad clearly suggests, these pads are used primarily in therapeutic situation, providing protection and support for an injured hoof. They can be particularly useful when providing follow-up care following a puncture wound or other damage to the sole.

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Pad Choice

RIM PADS: Simple and Useful in Skilled Hands

The most basic of pads is the rim pad – but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t complexities in its use. As with any pad, the most important think is to apply it correctly. Rim pads are most often used for absorbing shock and concussion, according to Blake Brown, a veteran farrier from Penryn, Calif.

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Driving Hammer Test Drives

There's no shortage of choices in this tool, but what should the beginner look for?
Farriers are known to be particular about their tools — none more so that the driving hammer – which comes into play every time a shoe is nailed onto the hoof.
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Local Association Spotlight

Shoeing Shop President Answers The Call

Ernie Litynski of Wisconsin-based Centaur Forge reports for U.S. Army Reserve duty in Baghdad
Ernie Litynski had made a big difference at Centaur Forge since he took over as president of the Burlington, Wis., farrier supply shop some months ago. He’s brought the organizational skills, leadership abilities and drive that you would expect from a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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