Items Tagged with 'Richard Duggan'


Shop Talk: AAPF Awards Three Roy Bloom Scholarships

A trio of farriers earned a trip to the 2017 International Hoof-Care Summit after the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) awarded them Roy Bloom Scholarships. Carlina Grey of Plymouth, Calif.; Gabe Griffin of Orangevale, Calif.; and Marc Condrey of Bumpass, Va., successfully completed the application requirements. They were required to submit one of the following options:
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35 Great Debuts

Here’s a look at when some of the greatest farriers first contributed to American Farriers Journal
While working on this 35th Anniversary issue of American Farriers Journal, I've been paging through back issues. At times I can almost feel the heat of the forges and hear the distant echo of hammer ringing on steel.
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“Great educators know that long after the details of ‘the stuff taught’ are gone, lessons that matter can linger and cling...”
I am honored to be included in the 2010 class of the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame. The arrival of the plaque and your letter brought back many pleasant memories of past enjoyable practice and association with horseshoers at the Illinois Equine Hospital in Naperville, Ill.
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Selecting Shoeing Schools

After a prospective student has spent hours evaluating all the gathered information on any number of farrier schools, picking the best one still boils down to personal preference

Finding the right furrier school to meet a prospective student’s needs is not much different than the long ordeal friends have gone though when trying to decide where to go to college or what subject to study.

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Schools Give Survey A Mixed Reception

Spot check of reaction to AFA survey plan finds university-based farrier programs endorse the effort, while private schools will open their doors, sometimes warily
There are more than 60 horseshoeing schools in the U.S. and Canada, so it would be risky to predict their general reaction to the planned American Farrier's Association survey based on the comments of a few. Just as telling, perhaps, is that several smaller schools did not return phone calls requesting their opinion on the subject.
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Shiny New Shoers

Graduates of the Minnesota School of Horseshoeing can be forgiven if they think that nailing on a keg shoe is a form of animal abuse
After all, they’ve just spent 10 weeks under the tutelage of Richard Duggan, American Farrier’s Association Certified Journeyman Farrier and, with his wife, Nancy, owner of the Ramsey, Minn., school.
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Hot And Cold Tips For Better Forging

Developing these skills will pay off in increased efficiency and better shoeing
Some of the most important work a farrier does takes place at least a few feet from the horse that’s being shod. Skills at the anvil can set a farrier apart from run-of-the-mill shoers. The ability to hand forge specialty shoes or fine-tune keg shoes can greatly enhance your ability to increase your shoeing incomes.
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