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Badass Rigs and Trailers: Shoeing Saddlebreds

Farrier Paul Human shoes Saddlebreds more efficiently thanks to his shoeing rig
When driving across several states to shoe horses, a farrier requires a reliable truck. Shelbyville, Ky., farrier Paul Human has counted on a 2005 Chevrolet C5500, which has logged more than 300,000 miles traveling across the seven states his clients reside. Because his practice combines traveling long distances and shoeing gaited horses, Human’s truck body also must fit his business.
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Who Will Create A Buzz At The 2017 Summit?

Each year there are moments that create a buzz at the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 13th annual event had a number of them including Renate Weller describing the safety ratio of a horse’s limb and Thilo Pfau demonstrating gait analysis with a smartphone.
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Good Ideas To Improve Your Rig

Farriers, manufacturers share tips to make your job easier
When a farrier starts opening up a shoeing rig at a clinic, a curious thing occurs. The stories that are being swapped among the small pockets of congregants in the parking lot begin to lose their allure, and an easygoing migration begins. Like moths to a flame, farriers can’t resist checking out someone else’s shoeing rig. They amble on over, greet the farrier who graciously offers the welcome distraction and casually explore the mobile office.
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3 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Rig

A reliable, well-planned portable workstation is a boon for any farrier. It stores your tools, equipment and supplies. It’s a rolling billboard that promotes your business. Simply put, it’s your office and it needs to serve your needs efficiently to maximize your income potential.

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Watch Your Weight

With all of the tools, horseshoes and equipment that farriers haul around in rigs and trailers, the weight adds up quickly. As the costs for road repairs continue to escalate, you should be aware that law enforcement could target you for potential weight violations.
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