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Contrary To Popular Opinion

Research indicates that the positive effects of particular shoe selection for Western Pleasure horses are guided by the perceptions of judges and trainers rather than reality
Many trainers and owners often try to convince a farrier to adopt a certain style of trimming or shoeing based on a myriad of factors. Sometimes the motivation comes from a belief that a particular change will improve the horse’s overall performance, resulting in better scores from judges.
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Heart Bars Revisited

X-Rays Made Heart Bar Shoemaking Class Different

Adding a new technology angle turns a novel corrective shoeing class into an incredible learning experience
While there are plenty of shoemaking contests where the shoe has to fit the foot, no contest required reading a lateral X-ray to determine proper placement of a heart bar shoe until last fall.
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Mention this western Canadian city to leading farriers around the world and they’ll think first about the Calgary Stampede and its famous forging and shoeing competition
While in Calgary earlier this summer for the World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition (WCBC), my wife and I toured the city’s Olympic Park. This is where the ski jumping, bobsledding and luge competitions were held during the 1988 Winter Olympics.
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Forge!

The American Farrier’s Association’s Rules Committee has added some new shoes for the 2000 AFA convention contest in Ontario, Calif., and wants you to be aware of the entry procedures and contest rules.
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