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Bosnian Farrier Easter Tradition Includes Shoeing an Egg

There might be a shoeing case that leaves you feeling like you’re walking on eggshells, but in Bosnia, master blacksmiths literally nail shoes onto eggs, according to Alarabiya. Part of an Easter tradition, blacksmiths are required to attach a miniature horseshoe to an egg — without breaking the shell.
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Blacksmith Heals More Than Just Horses

When Everett Stone began his farrier career at 16, he wasn’t thinking beyond his initial desire to help horses. In his area, the ground wore hooves down very quickly. Noting this, he went to an Oklahoma City horseshoeing school and started his own farrier business. For 14 years, he worked on protecting horse hooves, not immune system cells, but that would come in time.
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Farriers Face Test Of Skills On Forged In Fire

Vacaville, Calif., farrier Kirk Adkins rose to the top in the History Channel’s popular smithing series Forged in Fire in the first round and had a chance to compete again for the grand prize of $50,000 according to The Reporter. The episode announcing the official winner has yet to be aired.
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Letterbox: March 2017

Opinion On Moving Ahead

As a generalization, it seems that some farriers do not consider it necessary to actually run an efficient, professional business and focus more on the shoemaking side in preference to the part that actually keeps you and the horse safe and makes you money.


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