Items Tagged with 'Eddie Watson'


Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

New Products: Evaluating Baloney Vs. Lasting Power

The September/October issue of American Farriers Journal marks the magazine’s 40th anniversary. In it, we’ll publish the original 8-page magazine that Henry Heymering ran in 1975. We also have a special section in which veteran farriers consider how the industry has changed over the previous 40 years.
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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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Seamus Brady
Shop Talk

Olympic Team Farrier Seamus Brady Was World-Wide Legend

Seamus Brady, the official farrier for the U.S. Equestrian Team for many years, passed away on July 27 at the age of 77. A member of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame, Brady immigrated to the United States more than 50 years ago and became one of the most respected farriers in the world.

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A Fond Farewell to Two of the Industry's Best

Colleagues offer tribute to Eddie Watson and Reggie Kester
During the final month of 2008, the farrier industry lost two of its best-known members with the passing of Eddie Watson and Reggie Kester, who both succumbed to cancer.
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Shop Talk

Lameness Issues Continue To Receive Serious Study

In early August, the American Association of Equine Practitioners hosted a meeting in Fort Collins, Colo., to share the latest published and non-published information on equine lameness issues. The event featured 13 brief abstract presentations and an in-depth discussion on research needs that was conducted with a blue ribbon panel of lameness researchers.
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Eddie Watson
Local Association Spotlight

Virginia Farriers Plan Eddie Watson Day

September Clinic to honor Hall Of Fame Shoer

Eddie Watson, the Keswick, Va., farrier, has had a hand in helping along a lot of shoers and veterinarians during his long career — not to mention horses.

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Gaining Advantage

Farriers get an edge from knowing how quarter cracks form—beware hoof wall stress and poor conformation

Talking about quarter cracks, equine veterinarian and farrier Stephen O’Grady says, “There are a lot of different causes. Some we don’t fully understand.

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Horse Owners Welcome

"Horseman's Day" helps bring record-breaking crowd to AFA convention in Chattanooga

Dedicating a portion of the American Farrier’s Association convention to horse owners was apparently a good move, as record-breaking numbers attended the event in Chattanooga, Tenn., during late February.

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