Items Tagged with 'Hot fitting'



What Makes A Good Clip?

Farriers offer critical advice on how to properly apply clipped shoes
When a well-clipped shoe is applied correctly, it sure looks sharp on a horse’s hoof. Some farriers will even go so far as to call them sexy. Proclivities aside, they serve an important function. “Clips are mainly used to improve the security of the shoe on the foot and relieve stress on the nails,” says Tucumcari, N.M., farrier Jim Keith. “They can be applied anywhere around the wall perimeter, but usually only in the anterior half due to their ability to constrict wall movement. They may be used to contain wall flares.”
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Shoeing for a Living

A Little Old And A Little New

Utah’s Jacob Manning adapts lessons learned from his Hall of Fame father into his own style of horseshoeing
Cool mornings, Utah and June don't seem to belong in the same sentence, but it's a cool June morning in Roosevelt, Utah, as Jacob Manning pilots his shoeing rig from the parking lot of a local restaurant where he and his nephew, Dennis, met me for breakfast before heading to their first shoeing stop.
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'I'm Living My Dream'

North Carolina shoer living the life he's wanted since the fourth grade
How many of us are lucky enough to be doing exactly what we’ve wanted to do since we were kids?
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Chris Gregory takes pains to minimize the length of contact with the frog when hot fitting a bar shoe.
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Shoeing for a Living

A Long Star Shoeing Storm

Five Texas farriers demonstrate how teamwork, camaraderie and efficiency pay off in their hoof-care work

The day is already warming up as Bill Poor and Nick Hannan leave a Denny's restaurant just a few miles from the George H.W. Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas, where they've stopped for breakfast and get ready to head out to start their day shoeing horses.

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Shoeing for a Living

Farriery Farm Aid

Nebraska's Gregg Kremer started shoeing to try and save the family homestead
A few years back, Gregg Kremer was right in the middle of an unfortunate continuing economic story — and he wasn't enjoying it much.
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