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The Pros and Cons of Hoof Pads

Farriers must consider the advantages and disadvantages before application
The use of pads in various shoeing applications can quickly become a controversial topic. While many people recognize the potential benefits of using pads, others have had off-putting experiences that left them opposed to their use.
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Tool Modification Helps in Forging Win

International Hoof-Care Summit Forging Exercise won by six-time Calgary Champion Steven Beane
For nearly 10 years at the International Hoof-Care Summit, VICTORY has sponsored a challenge with the Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise. For the 2023 Summit, judge Craig Trnka selected a diamond-toe, reverse wedge hind shoe.
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Hoof-Care Management Needs to Change

Heightened toll of lamenesses point to inadequate stewardship of horses, Washington farrier says
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a report in April 2000 on the frequency and effect of equine lameness. The data for the report was collated over a 2-year (1997-1999) period, monitored and in collaboration with more than 28 states.
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Halls of Fame 2023

Hoof-Care Halls of Fame Welcome 6 Members

Industry salutes contributions of 5 farriers and 1 veterinarian
Six individuals were honored for outstanding careers in hoof during the Halls of Fame induction ceremonies at the 20th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Is Longeing Good: A Farrier's Perspective

Going in a circle may not be the best training or exercise procedure for an animal, especially one weighing a thousand pounds or greater
In my career, the way horses have been worked has changed significantly. One trainer I worked for would only work a horse in a circle if it had a bitting rig on (to keep them more straight), or lines and only at a walk or very slow trot.
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Shoeing for a Living

A Dedicatied Retirement Plan

Missouri farrier Ed Reardon tried retirement, but the love of horseshoeing changed his mind
A few years ago, Ed Reardon hung up his apron and headed into retirement. This was his reward after decades of hard work and prudent financial planning.
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Wisconsin Equine Clinic

Lexington, Ky., farrier Bobby Menker discusses everyday performance horse shoeing during a hoof-care clinic at Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis.

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.

2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

Take a sneak peek into a sampling of what 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees experienced at our 13th annual event.



A Day With World Class Farrier Bobby Menker

Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital
39151 Delafield Rd.
Oconomowoc, WI
United States
Contact: Tricia Kasten
Wisconsin Equine Clinic is hosting a clinic in Oconomowoc. Read More


"Back to the Basics" Clinic

8/11/17 8:30 am EST
Strain Equine Services, LLC
17041 158th St
Bonner Springs, KS
United States
Contact: Brett Jeschke
Strain Equine Services, LLC, will host a 2-day clinic with Mark Caldwell, AWCF, Aug. 11-12, 2017, in Bonner Springs, Kan. Read More


Therapeutic Shoeing For Athletic Equines Clinic

Kleider Veterinary Services
8036 232 Street
Contact: Lexy Mills
Kleider Veterinary Services is hosting a clinic in Langley, British Columbia.  Read More


Centaur Forge Clinic

10/7/17 8:00 am CST
Centaur Forge
117 N. Spring Street
Burlington, WI
United States
Contact: Centaur Forge
Centaur Forge is hosting a clinic with Myron McLane, CJF, in Burlington, Wis. Read More


Shoeing For Soundness Clinic

Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing
400 Lewis Rd.
Gadsden, AL
United States
Contact: Tom McNew
Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center and Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing are hosting a clinic in Gadsden, Ala. Read More


How Ground Conditions Effect Horses And Shoeing Techniques For Different Types of Footing Clinic

Yoder Blacksmith Supply
8900 Township Road 652
Fredricksburg, OH
United States
Contact: Henry
Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center and Yoder Blacksmith Supply are hosting a clinic in Fredricksburg, Ohio. Read More



11/16/17 6:00 pm EST
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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12/22/17 6:00 pm EST
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


Advanced Hoof Course

1/22/18 9:00 am EST
Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center
32100 N Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
United States
Duplo Composite Horseshoes and Keystone Performance Horses are sponsoring a clinic in Cave Creek. Read More


Shoeing For Traction With Alan Cooley

3/1/18 8:00 am EST
Synergy Farm & Forge
8745 McCaffrey Trail
Contact: Mark Struthers
The Ontario Farriers Association is hosting a clinic in Ashton, Ontario. Read More

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