Items Tagged with 'Pablo Calderon'


Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

How Many Draft Horses Are Too Many?

I'm betting most readers of this blog post won't know who Ashrita Furman is. He has spent the better part of his adult life conceiving of world records. He currently holds about 200 Guinness world records, which in of itself counts as one of those records.
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[Video] Pablo Calderon’s Canker Case

California farrier Pablo Calderon shows a canker case he is dealing with and how he is treating it.
California farrier Pablo Calderon shows a canker case he is dealing with and how he is treating it.
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Online Extras: May/June 2015 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Farrier Kyle Crawford discussing keeping an open mind
  • Video of Jim Quick building a heart bar
  • Marc Jerram's research and standardized method of calculating limb symmetry in pairs of forelimbs
  • Videos of farrier Pablo Calderon's working on a canker case
  • 2015 National Farriers Week Certificate
  • Article about the process for preserving equine specimens for long-term study
  • Physical restraints vs. chemical restraints

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Power to the Shoer

The anvil and hammer still play a key role — but so do tools that are plugged in or run off batteries

One of the nice things about being a farrier is having the freedom to do the job without much interference about how to actually do the work. This freedom leads to many different shoe styles and innovations in tools and techniques.

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Taking Draft Horse Trimming to a New Plane

California farrier improves his efficiency by trimming feet with a powered carpenter’s planer
When Pablo Calderon, a farrier from Riverside, Calif., started thinking about a more efficient way of trimming the hooves of draft horses, he drew on his knowledge of horsemanship as well as that of an area that would seem totally unrelated to draft horses — his trade as a machinist.
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