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Reader Commentary: May/June 2018

The AVMA Should Reconsider Farrier Exemption Exclusion It is my belief that horsemanship is an art, not a science. This point of view shapes my concern about the proposed modifications to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA), especially regarding the farrier exemption elimination.
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Travis Koons
Shoeing for a Living

The Reluctant Remedial Shoer

California farrier Travis Koons finds success relying on a minimalist approach in therapeutic cases
“You don’t want to shoe lames horses, trust me.” Bob Marshall tried to warn the confident young farrier, but the then 18-year-old Travis Koons had made up his mind. The Hemet, Calif., youngster had printed business cards, announcing that his farrier practice specializes in pathological, remedial and corrective horseshoeing.
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WCB Team Comes Out On Top In New Calgary Format

This year's Calgary Stampede Blacksmiths' Classic took a new twist on the traditional competition with a team concept. Four teams of four farriers from the United States and Canada competed to test their skills and be the first team to win the competition.
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Straight-Up Advice For Fullering

Lesson from Wisconsin farrier Roy Bloom will benefit farriers in improving efficiency when making a fullered shoe
One year, I was at a World Championship Blacksmith contest and the match play semifinalists had to make a 3/8-inch by 3/4-inch, fullered, toe-clipped shoe. The four competitors had 8 minutes to build it. About 4 minutes into this, the generator stopped, so the decision was made to start over.
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Farriers At Work: Travis Koons

California farrier Travis Koons finds success relying on a minimalist approach in therapeutic cases.

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