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[Podcast] A Conversation With Ken Mankel

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Frank Lessiter sat down with United States Army horseshoer and innovator Ken Mankel.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Frank Lessiter sat down with United States Army horseshoer and innovator Ken Mankel.
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Changes In The Farrier Industry: Forges

One of the several game changers in the business of shoeing horses was the development of the portable gas forge. This item, that we take for granted today, has made profound changes to the farrier profession beyond just heating metal.
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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

Farrier Advice Stands The Test Of Time

A few days ago, I was looking back at some of the earlier issues of American Farriers Journal that we've published since taking over the magazine in 1992. And as is the case with most of the equine footcare articles we've produced over the past several decades, most of the information is still valid today.


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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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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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How To

Keep Your Anvil In Peak Condition

Here are solid tips for keeping your anvil looking brand new and repair ideas to get long life out of this often overlooked piece of equipment
There's probably nothing easier to take for granted than your anvil.
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Heroes With Hammers

Over fifty years ago in World War II, our country needed the help of able-bodied shoers to take care of her mules. Today, these men remember the excitement, hard work and terror that came with the portable forge
"I DON'T KNOW WHAT the history books tell you, but they told us before we even started up the Ledo road into combat that 80 percent of us would never come back."
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