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Q&A: July/August 2017

What are your best tips for repairing or maintaining your farrier tools?
A: I use a Dremel tool with a cut off blade to knurl the head of my driving hammer. This helps prevent me from bending nails. I only have one good eye and without the knurled head, I’ll bend too many nails.
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What Makes A Good Clip?

Farriers offer critical advice on how to properly apply clipped shoes
When a well-clipped shoe is applied correctly, it sure looks sharp on a horse’s hoof. Some farriers will even go so far as to call them sexy. Proclivities aside, they serve an important function. “Clips are mainly used to improve the security of the shoe on the foot and relieve stress on the nails,” says Tucumcari, N.M., farrier Jim Keith. “They can be applied anywhere around the wall perimeter, but usually only in the anterior half due to their ability to constrict wall movement. They may be used to contain wall flares.”
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Farrier Q&A: April 2016

What is the best tool modification that you use? What are the steps involved in doing this?
What is the best tool modification that you use? What are the steps involved in doing this?
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Hall Of Famers Headline Cornell Farrier Conference

Grant Moon and Bob Pethick discuss importance of forging and managing displaced heels and quarter cracks
A pair of Hall Of Fame farriers headlined the annual Cornell University Farrier Conference on Nov. 14-15 in Ithaca, N.Y. Grant Moon and Bob Pethick performed a number of forging and live shoeing demonstrations, as well as several lectures over the 2-day event.
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