Whether making shoes for your inventory or trying to improve for competition, practice and repetition are key. The more shoemaking you do, the higher your skill level will increase and the more efficient you will be at fitting shoes, says International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame farrier Billy Crothers.
Winning the American Farriers Journal Most Improved Award in World Championship Blacksmiths isn’t always about the numbers. John Sagaria, 2019’s winner, talks about the steps he took toward improving his skills at the forge.
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.
Brinsbury College opened the doors to its newly rebuilt forging facility on March 27, 2018. The forge, which cost $283,728 to rebuild and refurbish, was built to accommodate the growing number of students interested in pursuing blacksmithing and farriery.
The struggling Berkshire Museum was recently given approval to sell paintings from its collection in order to keep its doors open. The approval was granted by Supreme Judicial Court Justice David Lowy.
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.
Although many might think turning a shoe is a simple task, actually watching a farrier make a horseshoe reveals that it is quite a feat. It is a process that combines technical skill and artistic ability.
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.
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.
The Oklahoma Farriers Association will hold an American Farrier’s Association pre-certification clinic from March 27-31, 2023, in Minco, Okla. The instructors are Mark Thorkildson, CJF, AWCF, and Dusty Franklin, CJF, AWCF, ASF.
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