After 30 years as a farrier, Pennsylvania shoer Doug Neilson finds his everyday work has evolved by becoming more straight-forward in his approach.
We’re celebrating the 20th Annual National Farriers Week by showcasing our “Farriers Spotlight”. Members of the equine community and other farriers submitted photos and tributes to the hard-working farriers in their lives.
To read more visit the 2018 National Farriers Week: Farriers Spotlight page.
The Michigan Horseshoer’s Association conducted 3 days of clinics and competition for its 46th annual event Jan. 8-10, 2015.
World Championship Blacksmiths held its second competition of the season June 15-17, 2018, at the Goshen Stampede in Goshen, Conn. It was the first time that the WCB staged an event at the Goshen Stampede.
The Gregorys celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Heartland Horseshoeing School with a clinic and contest that featured demonstrations by Chris and Cody Gregory and Dusty Franklin.
East Windsor, N.J., farrier Conny Svensson has the unique one-client practice. For 23 years, he has worked for Jimmy Takter, a hall of fame trainer who was named the U.S. Harness Writers Association Trainer of the Decade in 2014.
Texas farrier Mike Chance finds successfully shoeing the Western Pleasure horse comes from treating it like an individual.
A number of farriers from around the Midwest participated and competed in the annual Iowa Professional Farriers Association annual clinic and contest at Iowa State University. Birmingham, England, farrier Wayne Preece focused on farriery for correct biomechanical function.
Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker discusses everyday performance horse shoeing during a hoof-care clinic at Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis.