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Remember, it's Not the Horse’s Idea

Three decades ago, Hall of Fame farrier Dave Duckett offered Jim Quick some sage advice. “He told me, ‘When you walk up to a horse with an idea in your mind, remember that it’s your idea, not the horse’s,’” recalls the Niwot, Colo., farrier. “Looking back, I think I wrecked horses’ feet for years, and I don’t like it.”
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Your Number 1 Job: Balance the Horse

Forget the bells and whistles and concentrate on trimming the foot appropriately
When scrolling through his social media timeline, Jim Quick can’t help but notice the increasing reliance on gadgets and gimmicks in hoof care. The result is farriers are unnecessarily complicating horseshoeing and straying from their most important job — balancing the horse.
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Shoeing For A Living

The Reluctant Remedial Shoer

California farrier Travis Koons finds success relying on a minimalist approach in therapeutic cases
“You don’t want to shoe lames horses, trust me.” Bob Marshall tried to warn the confident young farrier, but the then 18-year-old Travis Koons had made up his mind. The Hemet, Calif., youngster had printed business cards, announcing that his farrier practice specializes in pathological, remedial and corrective horseshoeing.
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METALLURGY: How Much Do You Need To Know?

While not necessary to shoe horses, a working knowledge of how steel is made and reacts to heat and pressure can make a good career great
If you’re a horseshoer, you work with metal every day. But how much do you have to really know about metallurgy — the science underlying the working of metal — to be successful? That might depend on how you define success and what kind of farrier you want to be.
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Online Extras: May/June 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Farrier Kyle Crawford discussing keeping an open mind
  • Video of Jim Quick building a heart bar
  • Marc Jerram's research and standardized method of calculating limb symmetry in pairs of forelimbs
  • Videos of farrier Pablo Calderon's working on a canker case
  • 2015 National Farriers Week Certificate
  • Article about the process for preserving equine specimens for long-term study
  • Physical restraints vs. chemical restraints

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Thoughts On Medial-Lateral Balance

Colorado farrier Jim Quick shares food for thought on trimming and shoeing for a balanced foot
If you go to a Jim Quick clinic expecting him to dictate how you should shoe a horse, you’re at the wrong clinic. Instead, the Niwot, Colo., farrier says his purpose is to not give instructions to tell other farriers how to shoe, but to share his thoughts on how he does the job. Quick did just that at Bruce Daniels Memorial Clinic in early April when he suggested points of consideration regarding medial-lateral balance.
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Hands-On Clinic

4/13/18
Monetta Farrier Specialties
1755 Park Avenue
Aiken, SC
United States
Contact: Collins Daye
Monetta Farrier Specialties is hosting a hands-on clinic in Aiken. Read More

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Monetta Farrier's 23rd Annual Open House

4/14/18
Monetta Farrier
1755 Park Ave SE
Aiken, SC
United States
Contact: Collin Daye

Monetta Farrier is hosting a clinic in Aiken, sponsored by the American Farriers’ Association and OSPHOS by Dechra.

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Derby City Horseshoers Assn. Clinic

9/21/19
FPD FootPro Shop
6325 Midland Industrial Drive
Shelbyville, KY
United States
Contact: Conrad Trow
The Derby City Horseshoeing Association will be hosting a clinic in Shelbyville, Ky. Read More

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2019 Wisconsin Equine Clinic

Niwot, Colo., farrier Jim Quick discussed balancing the equine hoof at Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis.

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