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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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Top-Notch Hoof Work Really Pays Off

A few weeks back, a stranger wearing a cowboy hat sat down next to me in row 21 on a late night Delta flight. The conversation got around to horses, trainers, horse shows, judges and effective hoof-care. And he talked about the importance of having a farrier who can set up horses properly for a variety of show ring disciplines.

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Being an Official Show Farrier is Often Like Being the Maytag Repairman

The official horse show farrier’s role is not to evaluate, change or improve the shoeing work, but to imitate the work of the hundreds of farriers whose horses he is trying to keep going
During the Winter Equine Festival that attracts 4,000 horses to the West Palm Beach, Fla., area from November through March, more than 150 farriers normally register to work on clients’ horses.
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