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International Hoof-Care Summit

6 Questions with George Fitzgerald

Farrier George Fitzgerald is “trying to be semi-retired.” A staple in the farrier industry, Fitzgerald splits his time between Sandy Hook, Conn., and Wellington, Fla., while operating a rodeo rough stock business on the side.
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Doug Butler
International Hoof-Care Summit

4 Questions with Doug Butler

There is a select company of farriers who are universally recognized when referred to by their surname. Doug Butler certainly is one. After more than a half-century of horseshoeing, the Crawford, Neb., farrier has cemented his legacy in the industry as an acclaimed educator, author, speaker and competitor.
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Roy Bloom
International Hoof-Care Summit

6 Questions with Roy Bloom

Wisconsin farrier Roy Bloom is widely known for his expertise under a horse, working in the forge at competitions, in a classroom as a clinician and in the workshop as a tool maker. In 2001, he was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame in recognition of his commitment to perfecting his blacksmithing.
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2022 International Hoof-Care Summit Speaker

There are Many Ways to Shoe a Cat

Farriers Laura Gillespie and Mike Hayward to discuss shoeing options that fit skill sets, costs, materials and environments at the 2022 International Hoof-Care Summit
As the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. When applying that proverbial saying to farriery, it certainly applies to shoeing horses, as well.
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 gaited horseshoe dimensions – Sponsored by VICTORY

How to Enter the 2022 Summit Mail-In Forging Competition

The 2022 Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise will earn a winner a buckle and all participants a T-shirt
For the eighth annual contest, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Craig Trnka challenges contestants with a practical shoe that uses a jump weld. See how to enter.
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Jay Tovey
International Hoof-Care Summit — Virtual Clinic Series

What is a Half Heart-Bar Shoe and What is it for?

The heart-bar horseshoe regained a foothold in farriery in the mid-1980s after Burney Chapman and George Platt reintroduced it for shoeing foundered and laminitic horses. When applied correctly, the heart bar has proven effective for various hoof-care issues. But it’s not a silver bullet for every pathology. So, when Jay Tovey only needs to engage half the frog, he turns to the half heart bar.
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2017 International Hoof-Care Summit

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