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A Farrier’s Legacy

Passing on your hoof-care knowledge leaves an indelible mark on the industry

It occurred to me a long time ago that no matter how diligent you are in your work, no matter how much energy you put into improving your skills and enlarging your knowledge of the trade, 6 weeks after you put down the last foot with one of your shoes on it, there will no longer be any physical sign of what you did for a career. 

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Reliance on the Basics Benefits the Horse and Farrier

Hank Chisholm urges reliance on the foundations of farriery for the good of the horse

When building a house, a solid foundation first must be established to ensure that the structure remains sound for continued long-term use. The same is true for farriery.
Yet, humans are in a hurry. We often want to run before learning to walk. In farrier terms, some want to forge a three-quarter fullered shoe before learning to bend a toe. After shoeing for nearly 40 years, Hank Chisholm of Lucedale, Miss., emphasizes the importance of establishing a solid foundation in the basics of farriery and then relying on it for the rest of your career.

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Reprinted from a “Shoeing for a Living” article in the July/August 1995 issue of American Farriers Journal … featuring an afternoon spent at Graceland.

Shoeing for Elvis

Mississippi farrier Lim Couch spent nearly 30 years shoeing horses for the King of Rock ‘n Roll

Even now, nearly 20 years after Elvis Presley’s death, the talented singer who changed music and haircuts forever is known quite simply as the King of rock ‘n roll.
Presley enjoyed a fabulous career before he died at the age of 42 on Aug. 16, 1977.

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[Video] Fullering Horseshoes

Social Circle, Ga., farrier Lucas Gilleland and Fairhope, Ala., farrier Daniel Jones demonstrate how to fuller a horseshoe to American Farrier’s Association certification standards.
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Shop Talk: September/October 2019

Zoetis Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Platinum Performance, a privately held, nutrition-focused animal health company. Platinum’s flagship equine products include Platinum Performance Equine, a comprehensive wellness and performance formula, and Platinum Performance CJ, which delivers wellness and performance with the addition of joint support ingredients.
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Shop Talk: April 2019

AFA Takes Over Tulsa The American Farrier’s Association (AFA) held its 48th annual convention “Your Ultimate Road Trip,” in Tulsa, Okla. The convention reflected on the farriers who couldn’t attend with the unveiling of “The Silent Anvil” memorial created by Tom Willoughby, conceived by Dick Fanguy, Chuck Milne and Eric Nygaard. The convention also featured a lively auction, competition and camaraderie between the attendees.
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