Nearly 100 years ago, Auburn, Maine, laid claim to having the world’s champion blacksmith. That man was Steven Lovejoy, who was also noted for his skill at shoeing fine race horses with the best hardware to be found.
British farrier Alan Ashcroft recalls his dream: to build an old-fashioned smithy on a particular plot he has in mind bordering the A66 on Stainmore, near where the counties of Cumbria, Durham and North Yorkshire meet.
Celebrating 20 years of farrier education at Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo., Chris Gregory and his family are hosting a clinic, forging contest and a Farrier's International Testing System(FITS) exam.
Farriery requires knowledge and skills to provide proper equine hoof care. In this series, sponsored by VICTORY, American Farriers Journal visits Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. In this edition, Chris Gregory discussed his journey to becoming an educator, his focus in teaching farrier students and the state of farrier education.
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