Items Tagged with 'Robbie Hunziker'



The Pros and Cons of Top Dressing the Foot

Farriers discuss the benefits, potential problems and value
Farriers agree on the definition of top dressing as the practice of rasping the top side of the hoof to remove any flares or other distortions before shaping the shoe and putting it on. Not all agree, though, that it’s the right thing to do.
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Shop Talk: AFA Convention “Best In 10 Years”

The American Farrier’s Association Annual Convention, held in early March in Arlington, Texas, was one of the most successful in recent memory with 609 attendees, says outgoing AFA President Jon Johnson. “It might be our best convention in 10 years,” he says.
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What Do Grinding Belt Colors Mean?

Hues indicate the type of abrasive material used
When it’s time to replace your grinding belt, you’ll find a spectrum of colors await at the farrier supply shop or hardware store display. The hues and shades before you aren’t necessarily random.
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Record crowd treated to “Trusted Practices, Innovative Thought”
Another record turnout descended upon Cincinnati, Ohio, for “Trusted Practices, Innovative Thought” at the 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit.
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Don’t Be Afraid To Modify Your Tools

For some farriers, modifying tools can lead to some anxious moments. “The whole fear of changing a tool comes from, ‘Oh no, I’ll mess it up. I’ll go buy another one,’” says Robbie Hunziker of Hurricane Forge Tools. “I did that and a lot of us have.”
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Online Extras: September/October 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Videos from AFJ's day with farrier Marijke Ellert
  • Insights on the biomechanics of mismatched feet
  • Information about the 2017 Summit Mail-In Forging Competition
  • Additional content from the Forge of July
  • The Top 10 web articles of 2016
  • Additional insights from our Hoof-Care Q&A panel
  • Tool tip videos with Robbie Hunziker

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