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Developing The Eye For Detail

Learn to observe greater detail in the equine foot by breaking it down into smaller parts and sketching it
I am constantly striving to find ways to teach my veterinarian and farrier students how to tune their eyes to observe the smallest details. Many years ago, I learned that the caveman mentality is still a great way to teach. Simply studying the many messages left on stone by our predecessors from thousands of years ago allows us to step into their bare footprints and visualize what their eyes were seeing.
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9 Critical Propane Safety Tips

Avoid potentially volatile situations by understanding the gas and frequent checks
Gas forges are commonplace in today’s farrier rigs. We use them so often that it’s easy to become complacent and operate on autopilot. A recent incident in which a farrier was seriously burned while refilling his propane tank serves as a stark safety reminder to all farriers and blacksmiths who carry a gas forge and propane tank in a vehicle.
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Forging a Heart Bar has Never Been Easier

Hall Of Fame farrier Myron McLane shows how to apply a frog plate to a keg shoe
You need a heart-bar shoe, but you don’t have time to forge one. No problem, says International Horseshoeing Hall Of Famer Myron McLane. A heart bar doesn’t need to be hand forged to be effective. All you need is a keg shoe, a short piece of bar stock and a little elbow grease.
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Welding

How often do you utilize welding in your footcare practice? Do you only forge weld, or do you utilize a welder?
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Welding from your Rig

Whether you are a novice or seasoned veteran, consider these thoughts about welding out of your shoeing truck or trailer
With today’s creative, organized and larger designs of shoeing trucks and trailers, farriers can carry the necessary equipment to tackle almost any shoeing demand that a hoof can present.
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Power to the Shoer

The anvil and hammer still play a key role — but so do tools that are plugged in or run off batteries

One of the nice things about being a farrier is having the freedom to do the job without much interference about how to actually do the work. This freedom leads to many different shoe styles and innovations in tools and techniques.


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