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Enter The Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise

Build this shoe for a FREE T-shirt and your chance to win a belt buckle
Sponsored by VICTORY, this forging exercise will be tied to the International Hoof-Care Summit. You don’t need to attend to participate — mail in your straight bar shoe to enter this free contest. IHCS attendees can save on the postage and drop off their shoe at the Summit.
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Enter The Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise

Build this shoe for a FREE T-shirt and your chance to win a belt buckle
Sponsored by VICTORY, this forging exercise will be tied to the International Hoof-Care Summit. You don’t need to attend to participate — mail in your straight bar shoe to enter this free contest. IHCS attendees can save on the postage and drop off their shoe at the Summit.
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Therapeutic Hoof Care

Learning the Tools of the Trade

Sound principles, craftsmanship and technology are the basics to success in this challenging work

For many farriers, the first exposure to a therapeutic shoeing situation comes unexpectedly. They arrive at a barn — perhaps after a frantic phone call from a client — and find a horse who has suffered an injury.


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Heat Steel, Add Flux, Blend

Following a simple recipe will help you master forge welding
We have tackled forge welding before, but we wanted to do another article on this important skill for some of the novice shoers, as well as offering a fresh look at it for the more experienced hands.
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Preventing and Treating White Line Disease

Bacteria and fungi are the direct causes of this condition, but hoof-care mistakes can be a contributing factor
While we are all familiar with white line disease in its advanced stages, there is no reason a horse should suffer from advanced lesions if we are diligent and observant in our day-to-day shoeing.
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Building A User-Friendly Hospital Plate

ANYTIME THE SENSITIVE structures on the bottom of the horse’s foot are exposed, it is a good idea to protect them. There are various ways to protect the foot, including bandages and pads, however almost every farrier will encounter a time when the hospital plate is the ideal method.
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