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[Video] Making a Forepunch from Atlantic 33

In the January/February 2015 issue of American Farriers Journal, farrier Doug Hogue talks about building tools with New Mexico blacksmith Jose Gomez. This video shows their process for forging a fore punch from Atlantic-33 Steel.
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Farriers Offer Valuable Apprenticeship Insights

Hoof-care professionals detail payment methods, advantages and disadvantages of teaching apprentices in new one-of-a-kind survey
More farriers across the country are increasing their production, enduring less physical stress and in turn boosting the industry, all after making one decision - hiring an apprentice. As a result, some show their appreciation with generous compensation.
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Tackling Hoof Cracks

A half-dozen American Farriers Journal Editorial Advisory Board members share their many years of experience in dealing with hoof cracks
Hoof cracks can occur anywhere on the hoof wall and are caused by improper mechanics, environmental extremes or pathology concerns that lead to hoof deformities that result in failure. Named for where they appear on the hoof wall, they include quarter cracks, heel cracks, bar cracks and toe cracks.
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End Of An Era At Calgary

Here’s a look back at the world’s top farrier competition that just wound up a 35-year run
It was a shock when the Calgary Stampede announced in mid-January that this year’s World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition would be the last such event.
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Annual Farriers Spotlight Returns

We’re looking for more pictures and stories of our favorite hard workers for the 16th annual National Farriers Week
Farriers work hard year-round to provide quality hoof care for horses worldwide. Although we hope appreciation is shown all year long, each year we set aside a week dedicated to honoring your work. The 16th annual National Farriers Week, sponsored by American Farriers Journal, will take place from July 6-12, 2014.
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