Items Tagged with 'cold shoeing'



Upper Body Straightness is Key to Jumper Success

Wisconsin farrier relies on rockers and a two-plane approach to trim
At no other time in the history of horseshoeing have farriers had more hoof-care options than they do right now. What they can’t buy, talented farriers can custom build at the forge and anvil, or create from their own ingenuity using modern materials. As a result, it is tempting to look to shoes as the be-all-end-all answer to hoof-care problems. Blanchardville, Wis., farrier Martin Roche prefers to look to the horse.
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Pat Tearney
From The Desk Of AFJ

Taking A Stroll Down My Own Horseshoeing Memory Lane

The first time I ever saw a horse shod, the farrier was my college roommate, John Hart. This was back in the early 1970s. John, who was a couple of years younger than me, had taken a spring term off from Ohio's Bowling Green State University, where we were students, to go to horseshoeing school in Oklahoma.

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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing In The Green Mountains

Vermont farrier plies his trade in picturesque setting
It's late March in Vermont. The temperatures are slowly rising, melting more and more of the snow and ice that has held the valleys, peaks and ridge lines in its grip during the winter months.
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Danny Ward
Modifying Keg Shoes

Smooth Out Those Crinkles

When cold shoeing, be sure your modifications don’t leave a potentially damaging scar in the shoe
It might be the simplest keg shoe modification of all. You check the fit of a shoe against a hoof and find out it’s just a shade wide.
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Jim Poor's Shoeing Almanac

Check out these valuable shoeing tips from one of the country’s most skilled farriers
Few farriers have had more success in both shoeing horses and in forging competitions than Jim Poor. Here are a few of the shoeing philosophies and tips that the American Farrier’s Association Certified Journeyman Farrier from Midland, Texas, shared last year during a clinic at Centaur Forge in Burlington, Wis.
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