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Q&A: July/August 2017

What are your best tips for repairing or maintaining your farrier tools?
A: I use a Dremel tool with a cut off blade to knurl the head of my driving hammer. This helps prevent me from bending nails. I only have one good eye and without the knurled head, I’ll bend too many nails.
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Reprinted with permission from Equine Veterinary Education (EVE). Original published in Equine Veterinary Education Vol 28 June 2016.

Various Aspects Of Barefoot Methodology Relevant To Farriery

This thorough review will help you analyze and plan for transitioning a horse from shod to barefoot
The structures of the equine foot have the unique ability to adapt, change shape and restore. There are multiple benefits in shod vs. barefoot or in allowing the horse to be without shoes for a given time period to improve the palmar section of the foot.
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Online Extras: July/August 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Doug Workman's tips for safe and effective use of grinders
  • Videos detailing Curtis Burns' crack repair techniques
  • Hall Of Fame farrier Donald Jones' tips for extending the life of your nippers
  • John Stewarts 2014 article "The Ledge"
  • Veterans explain how skills they gained in the military have benefited their farrier practice
  • Advice for dealing with impatient clients and improving their role in the rehab process
  • In honor of the 2015 National Farriers Week, we have compiled our 4th annual Farriers Spotlight

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Shoeing for a Living

Sweating the Small Stuff

Quebec farrier Christian Roy has advanced his footcare practice by keeping horses sound, but he finds attention to detail is a difference maker in client satisfaction
Christian Roy has been a horseman for most of his life, owning draft horses for many of those years. Those draft horses deserve much of the credit in leading Roy to become a farrier.
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Red Flags for Farriers

Is it Time to Toss that Tool?

Look for the signs that your implements are beyond repair
As wear and tear takes its toll on our tools, a farrier's instinct is to tweak, maintain or fix it. There are times, though, when we should resist our natural tendency to repair it.
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