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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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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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15 Tips When Working Aluminum

Working aluminum shoes can be difficult when heating or moving your stock creates problems rather than pliable material
Working aluminum shoes can be difficult when heating or moving your stock creates problems rather than pliable material. Oftentimes the aluminum is too hot, not hot enough, unevenly heated, sticks to your pritchel or has wobbly nail holes.
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The Beauty Of Bold

Under the right circumstances, using this section could benefit certain horses that you work with

Various horseshoe designs have been found to have had an effect on hoof loading on synthetic surfaces.1 The most common sections used here in the United Kingdom are concave and flat.


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August 2017 Anvil Brand Clinic Highlights

American Farriers Team members Bryan Osborne and Bodie Trnka held a clinic at Anvil Brand in August 2017 in which they discussed shoeing for competition and how it relates to their everyday work.
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6 Critical Areas To Learn Before Leaving School

I have taught horseshoeing for 40 years to more students than anybody else ever has. Most of my graduates went on to shoe horses professionally and made a living for themselves and their families. There are a number of ideas and philosophies about what’s important when learning about horseshoeing. The following are my ideas of what you should learn at shoeing school.
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Clear Up Interference

Here’s how to keep a horse from getting in its own way
Shoe horses long enough, particularly performance horses, and you’ll eventually run into a problem with interference. Two accomplished farriers — Marcus Lybarger of Venice, Fla., who also works in the Chicago area, and Tim Cable, who splits his time between Buffalo, N.Y., and Wellington, Fla. — shared their knowledge to help you meet the challenge.
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South Carolina Farriers Association Clinic

10/1/17
SCFA
270 John Weaver Rd.
Columbus, NC
United States
Contact: Casey Sokol
The South Carolina Farriers Association is hosting a clinic in Columbus, N.C. Read More

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Troy Price Horseshoeing School Open House

12/1/18
Troy Price Horseshoeing School
8763 Meridian Rd
Uniondale, IN
United States
The Troy Price Horseshoeing School in Uniondale, Ind., is hosting an open house. Read More

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Anvil Brand Clinic: February 2018

Hall Of Fame farrier Billy Crothers demonstrated a number of forging and shoeing techniques designed to improve efficiency in your hoof-care practice at the annual Anvil Brand Shoeing Co. winter clinic in Lexington, Ill.

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