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Pat Tearney
From The Desk Of AFJ

It's A Simple Job Except When It's Not

Some thoughts on the K.I.S.S. method of farriery

I've heard a lot of farriers champion the so-called K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) method for horseshoeing. But I've heard some of the same farriers then describe their "simple" system. It includes assessing the horse's conformation, age, work, environment, hoof-horn quality, hoof-wall thickness, sole type, frog health, past history, any current or recent lamnesses or problems, trainer requirements and rider needs and style.


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Lee Green

Nailing It Down!

Here are nailing and hammer tricks that have worked over the years for this veteran farrier

WHEN DRIVING NAILS, Lee Green relies on his fingertips to determine where a nail should exit the hoof. He says it’s a time-saving idea that he’s used effectively over the years.


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