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Bob Marshall Emphasizes the Fundamentals of Hoof Care

Hall of Fame Farrier Shares 60 Years of Experience with Forging and Shoeing Tips
Back in 2003, Bob Marshall told American Farriers Journal, “What I constantly see with guys is a need to go over the basics. It’s the same every year. No one has even shown some of them how to hold a hammer.”
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15 Tips When Working Aluminum

Working aluminum shoes can be difficult when heating or moving your stock creates problems rather than pliable material
Working aluminum shoes can be difficult when heating or moving your stock creates problems rather than pliable material. Oftentimes the aluminum is too hot, not hot enough, unevenly heated, sticks to your pritchel or has wobbly nail holes.
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Red Hot Forging Tips from Over the Years

Wisdom shared from the archives of 35 years of American Farriers Journal
In the 35 years since the first issue of American Farriers Journal was published, there have been many advances in farriery and hoof care. During the coming months, we want to look back over the years and recall some of the tips and advice that have been appeared in this magazine's pages.
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Danny Ward

Tools That Aren't Found In A Shoeing Box

Hall Of Fame farrier uses his eyes, mind and imagination

When Danny Ward discusses horseshoeing, it soon becomes obvious that his keen sense of observation and active imagination are more important to his success than any of the tools in his shoeing box or stowed behind the doors of his shoeing rig.


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Danny Ward
Modifying Keg Shoes

Smooth Out Those Crinkles

When cold shoeing, be sure your modifications don’t leave a potentially damaging scar in the shoe
It might be the simplest keg shoe modification of all. You check the fit of a shoe against a hoof and find out it’s just a shade wide.
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Back To The Basics

Overcoming Your Fears Of Aluminum

Care is needed in working this light and highly useful metal
When it comes to aluminum, a lot of farriers would prefer leaving the making of a horseshoe to the manufacturer. But there are ways to help simplify working aluminum bar stock into a good, useable shoe.
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