In 2009, American Farriers Journal joined six industry suppliers to create the Rising Shoeing Star award to be given out each year at the International Hoof-Care Summit. This award is presented to three farriers who have made incredible professional progress within 3 years of graduation from farrier school.
After 10 years of forging various shoes ranging from the simple to the complicated, the Calgary Mail-In Forging Exercise shifted gears this year. This year’s exercise encouraged American Farriers Journal readers to sharpen their forging skills by producing a pair of bolt tongs from 3/4-inch bar stock.
“When your shoeing customers refer to shoeing practices they have read in magazines or on the Internet, your best course of action is to discuss them fully as to their merit and in the context of your understanding of the concept."
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
Missouri Association of Professional Farriers will host its Winter Clinic and Meeting on Dec. 10-11, 2021, at JR’s Equine Spa & Retreat in Pleasant Hope, Mo. The clinicians are Chris Gregory and Mike Norris.
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