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Get Your Tools Off The Ground

Regardless of the style of toolbox you use, organization is the key to being efficient and safe

When I began shoeing, many farriers made many of the tools and equipment they used. Some of this resourcefulness came from a spirit of self-reliance and creativity, but many times it was really about saving money for a young shoer just getting into the business.


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Watch Your Back

If your toolbox is not both farrier and horse friendly, it’s not doing the job you need it to do

When it comes to protecting both yourself and the horse you’re working on, there are some serious safety issues to consider when selecting the toolbox that best fits your practice. To protect their backs and to get early warning signals that the horse behind them may be ready to make a dangerous move, more farriers are looking closer at the advantages of using a taller toolbox equipped with wheels.


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Studs: Placement Is The Key

They’ll add traction and improve performance — so long as you know where to put them
Most farriers have had experience using studs at some point in their career; be it for winter traction, or for a performance aspect.
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Borium or Drill Tech?

Like Kleenex for facial tissues or Band-Aids for adhesive bandages, Borium and Drill Tech are brand names so widely recognized that they have become generic terms for the hardfacing products used by farriers. That could confuse any discussion of hardfacing products and their application.
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Heart Bar Mold Saves Time, Money, Mess

Vettec’s Heart Bar Mold provides farriers with much-needed assistance in achieving the “perfect fit” with heart bar shoes

Until recently, unless a farrier had a certain level of forging skills, it was a time-consuming and often messy process to get a proper fit on many therapeutic shoes.


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