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Putting together a smooth-working shoeing rig is easy — once you’ve learned the hard way. So we asked farriers to share their rig problems and the solutions they found to them
Too much gear or not enough. Badly organized equipment. Low roofs and leaky roofs. Underpowered engines or poor fuel economy.
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Too Old To Learn Farriery?

I'm a 37-year old woman who spent her younger years (until the age of 20) with horses. I went "astray" for awhile, but would like to rekindle my love for horses and try my hand at being a farrier. Is it feasible to begin learning farrier skills now with the objective of a career change? I would love nothing better than to work with horses full time, but am wondering if I'm  indulging little more than a pipe dream.
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Pickin' Shoes

Let circumstances dictate your choice of titanium, steel, plastic, rubber and aluminum horseshoes
For hundreds of years, nothing but steel shoes were effectively used on millions of horses. Later, aluminum and rubber shoes came along and then came development of plastic, composite and titanium shoes in recent times.
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Better Ways To Make Borium Stick

With winter weather setting in and paved surfaces getting slick, one farrier seeks advice on using Borium as a traction device.
When a farrier needed some quick advice on applying Borium to shoes, he turned to the American Farriers Journal message board and searched the online AFJ Article Index for information and answers from other shoers from around the world.
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