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Hoof-Care Highlights: The Week of June 28

This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites.
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METALLURGY: How Much Do You Need To Know?

While not necessary to shoe horses, a working knowledge of how steel is made and reacts to heat and pressure can make a good career great
If you’re a horseshoer, you work with metal every day. But how much do you have to really know about metallurgy — the science underlying the working of metal — to be successful? That might depend on how you define success and what kind of farrier you want to be.
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[Video] Shop Talk Between Farrier And Blacksmith

Doug Hogue, a farrier from El Paso, Texas, and Jose “Pep” Gomez, a blacksmith from Las Cruces, N.M., have had a friendship for several years. In this video, they talk about tools, how Gomez helped Hogue improve his forging skills and tool making.
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Converting A Rasp To A Clinch Block

This tool-building exercise will also help you hone your welding skills

There is something special about making and using your own tools. That feeling may be lost a little for well-known tool makers such as Texas farrier Jim Poor and New Mexico shoer Jim Keith, but making a tool that I’ll use still gives me that tingly feeling.


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