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Minnesota School Teaches Students To Shoe Horses

When Richard Duggan moved from Minneapolis to the Elk River area, his neighbor told him that now he was in the country he should have a horse. So he bought a horse and stabled it at his farm. From that it grew into a passion for horses, says his wife, Nancy.
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Farrier Quick Takes

[Video] Shop Talk Between Farrier And Blacksmith

Doug Hogue, a farrier from El Paso, Texas, and Jose “Pep” Gomez, a blacksmith from Las Cruces, N.M., have had a friendship for several years. In this video, they talk about tools, how Gomez helped Hogue improve his forging skills and tool making.
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New Exercise To Challenge Your Forging Skills

Build a heart bar shoe for the “Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise” to earn a shirt and maybe win a buckle and International Hoof-Care Summit registration
Response to the final Calgary Mail-In Forging Exercise was so tremendous, it would be a shame to see it go away because of the Calgary Stampede’s decision to abandon a forging contest. Although Calgary may be gone, there is good news because a new mail-in forging exercise will take its place.
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Forging a Business on the Side

Sharpening drill bits used in a local mining operation provides supplemental income for a Utah farrier
There are still plenty of horseshoers out there who see their business drop off considerably during the winter months. Some farriers deal with this by trying to make sure their shoeing book includes as many horses that will be used year-round as possible. Others put in long hours during the peak-riding season, reasoning that every extra horse they work on during that period takes the place of one they don’t see during the slow winter months.
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A Unique Approach to Forging Exercise

The top three finishers give an insider’s look to the Calgary Stampede spin-off exercise
The World Champion Blacksmiths' Competition, held each year at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, is the "Olympics of blacksmithing." Contestants worldwide come each July to compete in a variety of exercises that show off their forging skills.
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Horseshoeing History Made in Missouri

Eleven farriers participate in the first Worshipful Company of Farriers examination held outside of the United Kingdom
The Worshipful Company of Farriers (WCF) was organized in 1356 as the governing body over the practice of farriery in London. Evolving over centuries, the Company is regarded by many as stewards of the highest standards in horseshoeing, as manifested through its rigorous examination process.
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Double-Barreled Hoof-Care Advice

Know the Warning Signs

Whether it’s a particular client or horse, learn to spot the critical signs that may spell trouble in the future
At last winter’s fifth annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, two veteran farriers tackled a number of frequently asked questions about the footcare industry. For the second straight year, this “Point/Counterpoint” discussion proved to be among the highlights of this annual event.
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Tom Trosin

Avoid These Costly Errors!

Paying attention to these guidelines will help you avoid costly mistakes in your footcare operation
After 22 years of shoeing, Tom Trosin maintains he’s made almost all of the mistakes a farrier could possibly make in running a business.
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Forging In The Parking Lot Contest

The Horseshoe Barn
1223 Blumenfeld Dr.
Sacramento, CA
United States
The Horseshoe Barn is hosting an aluminum shoe contest in Sacramento, Calif. Read More

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