Items Tagged with 'Innovation'



Gluing on Shoes, Curtis Burns Style

Florida farrier not only invented his own glue-on shoe, he’s developed his own meticulous methods for putting them on
While having breakfast at Palm Beach Farrier Supply last winter, some of the other regulars suggested that I interview local farrier Curtis Burns about his shop and business, Burns Polyflex Shoe.
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Product Innovation

Tough Times are Good Times for Some Products

David Manuel sees increased sales of Easy Sharp Liquid, which extends rasp life
Challenging economic times can actually be a boost for certain products — such as those that offer a way to extend the shelf life of essential tools.
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Product Innovation

Driving Nails with a New Twist

Interchangeable screw-in heads make Montana inventor’s driving hammers more versatile
It probably seems difficult to come up with a new twist on a driving hammer, but Gray Mapston has done just that — literally.
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Pat Reilly

Never a Normal Day

Being the farrier at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center requires the profession’s traditional skills, as well as those of a teacher and an inventor
Being able to problem solve for the unexpected and unfamiliar is a job requirement for farriers. Even today, when manufacturers continually make new keg shoes and equipment to tackle nearly every footcare issue, resourceful shoers will still reach for bar stock when unique cases arise.
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AFA Round Up

AFA Members Enjoy Bluegrass Welcome

37th annual convention held in heart of Kentucky horse country
Members of the American Farrier's Association gathered in Lexington, Ky., Feb. 26 to March 1 for the organization's annual convention.
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Leg Scraper

Nothing Like a Nice Clean Hoof

Canadian farrier’s leg scraper makes it easier for his clients to get their horse’s feet ready for shoeing
Vaughn Kenney, a farrier from Grande Prairie, Alberta, likes shoeing horses whose legs are coated in mud about as well as the next guy — in other words, not at all.
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Rolled Shoe

Use A Full-Rolling-Motion Shoe To Help Breakover

Here’s one of the hot shoeing products highlighted at recent winter farrier meetings
One of the more intriguing innovations at last January’s Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium was a full-rolling-motion aluminum shoe from Italy that was introduced by equine veterinarian Hans Castelijns.
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AFA Candidates Speak Out

Offices of president, treasurer are on the ballot
I am running for president of our association and I'm writing this statement so that you all may be informed of what I believe our priorities should be for the next 2 years.
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