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9 Critical Propane Safety Tips

Avoid potentially volatile situations by understanding the gas and frequent checks
Gas forges are commonplace in today’s farrier rigs. We use them so often that it’s easy to become complacent and operate on autopilot. A recent incident in which a farrier was seriously burned while refilling his propane tank serves as a stark safety reminder to all farriers and blacksmiths who carry a gas forge and propane tank in a vehicle.
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[Podcast] A Conversation With Ken Mankel

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Frank Lessiter sat down with United States Army horseshoer and innovator Ken Mankel.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Frank Lessiter sat down with United States Army horseshoer and innovator Ken Mankel.
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The Long, Long Trailer

With a truck and trailer upgrade, farrier Chris Richter has improved his ability to reach his Southern California clients
Navigating the backcountry around San Diego can be a challenge for drivers of trucks with trailers. Even with the difficulty of maneuvering his trailer rig up and down these snaking roads, Ramona, Calif., farrier Chris Richter says his setup is a good one.
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Diane Greene

Built to Work -- And to Last

Farrier Diane Greene wanted a rig that would keep her on the job and out of repair shops. After a shaky start, she's on the road again

Diane Greene shoes from a rig she loves: a 2006 Duramax Chevy diesel equipped to cope with an extra-heavy load and fit with a custom-made shoeing box. “I’m out driving 6 days a week, and I wanted something I could depend on,” she says.


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Product Innovations

Will These Gadgets Catch On?

A look at two new products their farrier inventors hope will find a place in your shoeing rig

There are a lot of tools and devices found in shoeing rigs and boxes that have one factor in common.


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Back To The Basics

That Finishing Touch

Developing your own system for finishing your shoes will pay off in forging contests or for your clients at horse shows
Building good shoes is only part of the skills needed to compete and pass certification tests. Presentation of the finished product is also important.
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Rig Accommodates Farrier Who Can't Go Home Again

Distances to problem horses require therapeutic shoer to have everything he needs for custom fittings
NINETY PERCENT of the horses that Rob Spencer shoes are laminitic or have other serious foot problems. His emphasis on therapeutic shoeing dictates the design and content of his rig.
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Forging By The Marshall Plan

Attention to small things, breaking job down, among the lessons taught by anvil master
Bob Marshall holds a shoe up to the light and checks the toe after a couple of quick blows.
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