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Putting A Number On Ideal Hoof Wall Length

Proper measurements with a toe rule can point farriers in the right direction
What is the ideal length that hoof wall should be trimmed to?” Gerard Laverty’s question was met with a pregnant pause before the attendees at the Oregon Farriers Association mid-September clinic chuckled all at once.
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Remembering Hank McEwan

The legacy of this horseshoer will live on through the work of the many farriers he taught and inspired
On March 29, Hank McEwan of Merritt, British Columbia, passed away, leaving behind a legacy of horseshoeing and farrier students. He often is referred to as the father of Canadian farriery and was one of the founding members of the Western Canadian Farrier’s Association (WCFA) and the American Farrier’s Association.
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During the second annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati in late January, Jim Keith told attendees that the relationship between the bottom plane of the hoof and the rest of the limb is vital.
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The Horse Is The Client

When Hank McEwan was honored as British Columbia’s Horseman of the Year, he paid thanks to the horses instead of the owners, trainers and riders
Even after 55 years, Hank McEwan hasn’t lost his love for shoeing. Semi-retired from a remarkable teaching and shoeing career, he spends considerable time horseback riding and packing in the Canadian mountains while still shoeing 90 horses.
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Share Your Clinic Ideas

There’s much more to planning a successful event than deciding what to serve for lunch
Bob Marshall, the well-known farrier instructor and educator from Mission City, British Columbia, Canada, is involved in scores — sometimes hundreds — of clinics each year. He says it takes planning, know-how and cooperation to put on a good one.
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The Magnificent Seven

Making a positive influence on people’s and horses’ lives in and out of the barn, this year’s International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame class embodies the spirit of farriery

Farriers aren't just horseshoers. 

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