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In Memoriam

Hall of Fame Farrier Gordon Haight ‘Never stop learning’

American Saddlebred farrier’s legacy lives on with those he mentored
International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Gordon Haight of Eagle Point, Ore., passed away Sept. 10, 2019, as a result of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. Haight was born in Hamilton, Ontario. His family moved from Canada to southern California when he was 13. He graduated from El Monte High School in 1962 where he met his wife Susan of 55 years. After high school he worked as a meat cutter.
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Top Farriers Share Their Very Best Ideas

The AFJ editors asked 19 Hall Of Famers to reveal one piece of advice that they would want to share with other farriers. Calling on their many years of experience as hoof-care professionals, this was no easy task as each of these farriers could share valuable ideas that could fill hundreds of pages in a book.

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Hot And Cold Tips For Better Forging

Developing these skills will pay off in increased efficiency and better shoeing
Some of the most important work a farrier does takes place at least a few feet from the horse that’s being shod. Skills at the anvil can set a farrier apart from run-of-the-mill shoers. The ability to hand forge specialty shoes or fine-tune keg shoes can greatly enhance your ability to increase your shoeing incomes.
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Keep Your Tools In Tip-Top Shape

Hall-of-Famer Gordon Haight gives tips on maintaining shoeing tools
From anvils to rasps and hammers to nippers, keeping your shoeing tools in tip-top order and knowing how to properly use them can save both time and money in your shoeing business.
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