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2016 Summit Mail-In Forging Competition

The 2016 Summit Mail-In Forging Competition requires making an aluminum shoe with a steel bar made from a rasp
Last year, Victory sponsored the first annual Summit Mail-In Forging Competition in which the shoe was a hammer-finished, jump-welded heart bar. We're upping the game this year with some creativity.
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You Don't Have To Go It Alone

Horse owners and trainers expect you to be the hoof-care expert, but a real expert also knows when to ask for some help

J.D. Downs has been shoeing full time since 2006 and has built a pretty successful practice near his Frederick, Colo., home. If he has one particular piece of advice for young shoers, it's â"Don't get in over your head."


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Useful Technologies for Therapeutic Situations

Anatomical knowledge and teamwork are vital, but knowing how to use these product types is important as well

Just about any equine veterinarian who specializes in hoof care or farriers who do a lot of therapeutic shoeing will tell you the thing they most rely on to do their work isn’t found in a toolbox, mounted on a shoeing rig or installed in a workshop or veterinary clinic.


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Hoof Care

Precise Measurements Emphasize Biomechanics For Balance, Breakover

Proper management includes critical measurements that allow a farrier to position the breakover point to meet the functional needs of the horse throughout the shoeing cycle

After 20 years of horseshoeing, I believe farriers and horses would benefit if more emphasis was placed on the biomechanics of the hoof. That’s why, after consulting with other farriers and closely scrutinizing the horses I’ve worked on, I’ve come to define balance as the relationship of the hoof capsule to the coffin bone.


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Pad Choice

The Frog-Support Pad

Knowing how to use this pad is vital for therapeutic work and useful in day-to-day shoeing

Frog-support pads have become one of the most commonly used pads for therapeutic purposes since their introduction. They are now available in a variety of sizes and configurations, including in both egg bar and wedged-heel patterns.


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Building A High-End Hunter-Jumper Practice

Honing skill, learning “farriery vocabulary” helped Mike Givney establish himself in a lucrative field

When Mike Givney talks about how he built his Otter Creek Farrier Service of Johnsonville, N.Y., into a successful hunter and jumper shoeing operation, he repeatedly refers to the underlying principles that have become the mainstays of his business: having options and paying attention to details.


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Forging In The Parking Lot Contest

8/17/17
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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