Forging

Shape your forging knowledge with tips, advice, techniques, mechanics and much more from farriers around the world.

ARTICLES

Improve Your Forge Work with the 4 Stages of Learning

Understanding the “Conscious Competence Ladder’ can help you navigate the highs and lows of learning a skill

Every person who calls themselves a farrier has been a student of hoof care at some point in their life. There are many who still consider themselves a student, even though they have been an established farrier for many decades.


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Tips for Tuning Punches

Arkansas farrier and American Farriers Team member Adam Fahr explains his approach to maintaining this critical tool
If you are a horseshoer, you may have found that sometimes you wreck your tools. Proper maintenance will enable some tools to last longer and work better. In the case of the punch, the key is to not let it deteriorate too much before you redress it. Ideally, you won’t let it get to the point where it mushrooms out — although that certainly happens.
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IMAGE GALLERIES

World Championship Blacksmiths, Madison, Wis., 2020

The World Championship Blacksmiths hosted phase two of its 2020 season July 31-Aug. 2 in Fitchburg, Wis. Seventy-two competitors from 28 states participated.

Andrew Neilson Forging

Oxford, Pa., farrier Andrew Neilson demonstrates how he packs his tools for forging contests.

2018 Colorado Classic

Chris and Cody Gregory of Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo., were the clinicians and judges of the 2018 Colorado Classic in Kremmling, Colo.

World Championship Blacksmiths event at the Goshen Stampede June 2018

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.

Anvil Brand Clinic: February 2018

Hall Of Fame farrier Billy Crothers demonstrated a number of forging and shoeing techniques designed to improve efficiency in your hoof-care practice at the annual Anvil Brand Shoeing Co. winter clinic in Lexington, Ill.

2017 World Horseshoeing Classic Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2017 World Horseshoeing Classic held at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School (KHS) in Richmond, Ky.

Joe Smith's Horseshoe Art

Thousands of horseshoes, bound for the scrap heap, are the artistic medium of choice for Joe Smith, who welds them into large-scale treasures.

EVENTS

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Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications

3/25/17
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies
2793 W Meyer Rd.
Foristell, MO
United States
Contact: Bob Schantz
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies will host Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications clinic. Paul Skaggs will be the clinician. Read More

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Forging With Craig Trnka, CFJ, Clinic

9/8/17
257 Goldrush Way
Chino Valley, AZ
United States
Contact: Shaun Woodsum
The Arizona State Farriers Association is hosting a clinic with Craig Trnka, CJF, in Chino Valley, Ariz.  Read More

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South Carolina Farriers Association Clinic

10/1/17
SCFA
270 John Weaver Rd.
Columbus, NC
United States
Contact: Casey Sokol
The South Carolina Farriers Association is hosting a clinic in Columbus, N.C. Read More

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Hammer-In

11/16/17
Purves Home
5760 Tipp Elizabeth Rd
Troy, OH
United States
Contact: Dave Purves CJF

The South Western Ohio Farriers Association will sponsor a Hammer-In in Troy, Ohio.

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Hammer-In

12/22/17
Hoyle Home
1432 Jasper Rd.
Xenia, OH
United States
Contact: Kenny Hoyle
The Southwestern Ohio Farriers Association will sponsor a Hammer-In in Xenia, Ohio. Read More

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Hammer-In

1/5/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Contact: Shayne Dempsey
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

2/2/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mills St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

3/2/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

3/17/18
Rick Medd's Shop
1105 23rd Avenue N
Clinton, IA
United States
Contact: Rick Medd
Iowa Professional Farriers Association is hosting a Hammer-In in Clinton. Read More

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Hammer-In

4/6/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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