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Reader Commentary: Dec. 2017

Horse Owner Perspective: Work As A Team For Safety After reading your website article on the farrier who died on the job (“Wrongful Death Ruling Empowers Farriers,” americanfarriers.com), I wanted to say that my staff and I take responsibility for handling and controlling the horse for the farrier.
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Portor Green Inducted Into Mule Days Hall Of Fame

Each Memorial Day weekend, Bishop, Calif., kicks off the packing season by celebrating Mule Days. This year’s 47th annual event was a special one for Yucaipa, Calif., farrier Portor Green, who was inducted into the Mule Days Hall Of Fame.
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Remembering Hank McEwan

The legacy of this horseshoer will live on through the work of the many farriers he taught and inspired
On March 29, Hank McEwan of Merritt, British Columbia, passed away, leaving behind a legacy of horseshoeing and farrier students. He often is referred to as the father of Canadian farriery and was one of the founding members of the Western Canadian Farrier’s Association (WCFA) and the American Farrier’s Association.
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Longer Life For Your Hoof Nippers

A little careful file work and scheduling rebuilds will help you get more horses out of this important hoof-care tool
When hoof nippers lose their sharp edge and develop small nicks, the blades are showing signs of wear. A widened gap between the blades and rounded corners are from normal wear. It’s natural for farriers to look for a way to resharpen their nippers.
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Remembering Dave Willis

Farriers share the impact that the Hall Of Fame shoer and Anvil 21 member made on their lives and the footcare industry
On Nov. 4, 2013, legendary farrier Dave Willis passed away. The member of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame had built a reputation for his quality shoeing work, brilliant intellect and friendly personality. He also is recognized for inventing or refining a wide variety of farrier tools and forges. He was deeply committed to education, having founded the Oregon Farriers Association.
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Client Interest in Non-Metal Horseshoes Fuels A Growth In Their Use

Less weight, more flexibility and easing concussion are seen as pluses for these alternatives to steel and aluminum
Contrary to popular belief, the concept of non-metal horseshoes is not a recent phenomenon. Some of the first horsemen used sandals made of rice straw or leather to protect their horse's feet. Metal shoes solved obvious durability problems these earlier versions had, but also created the issue of concussion, particularly on hard surfaces.
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