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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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Letterbox: November 2016

Editor’s note: In July 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed changes to the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The intended purpose of these proposals was to combat soring. Previous attempts to address soring through legislation have stalled in Congress. The USDA would bypass the legislative process by instituting these changes. To read these changes, visit
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Making And Applying A Double Nail Package

By going through his process and reasons for use, Hall Of Fame farrier Bud Willimon explains how this package can benefit show horses
Hall Of Fame Horseshoer Bud Willimon has spent about 60 years working with Saddlebreds, Morgans and Hackney ponies. “In all that time, I learned there is nothing new,” he reasons. “Just things are new to those who haven’t tried it.”
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Experience Calgary in Your Own Shop

Here’s your chance to be part of an extraordinary learning experience while expanding your forging skills
It’s been a full decade since the annual Mail-In Forging Exercise was established to help you expand your shoe-building skills.
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