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Thank You, Farriers

This year marks the 20th annual Farriers Week, a time we set aside to celebrate the farriers who have made a difference. We’ve received dozens of thoughtful tributes, and would like to share some of them with you here.
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Help Your Backyard Horse Practice Thrive With These Business Tips

Farriers share their insights on establishing a successful clientele
Backyard horses comprise a significant portion of some farriers’ businesses and can be a very successful and profitable part if handled correctly. Prince Frederick, Md., farrier Patrick Quinn didn’t aspire to provide hoof care for backyard horses, but this is often the bread and butter of a farrier’s operation.
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Protecting The Barefoot Horse’s Feet

Two studies from Western Kentucky University explore how hoof boots help barefoot horses
Although some would argue that going barefoot is more natural for the horse in the long run, the fact remains that barefoot horses still face many of the same health concerns that shod horses do — and perhaps are at greater risk for developing complications from walking on man-made or rough terrains. Yet when a client insists that their horse is better off barefoot, what can a farrier do?
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Remembering Lee Liles

Members of the farrier community reflect on Lee Liles’ dedication, knowledge and friendship
Renowned farrier and member of the Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame Lee Liles passed away May 11, 2018, at the age of 68. He was well-known in the industry for founding and curating the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools, which he started as a private collection and expanded into a source of knowledge for the entire farrier community.
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From the AFJ Archives: July/August 2018

July/August 1982
1982 Article Overview Dr. Bill Moyer originally shared the ideas found in his article “Commentary On Racehorse Shoeing” at the 11th annual American Farrier’s Association Convention in 1982 in Valley Forge, Pa. When this article was published, he was on staff at the New Bolton Center in University of Pennsylvania. Moyer’s presentation and article both served to share his views on current and future shoeing methods for racehorses.
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PAST Act Could Spur More Changes

If enacted, legislation could eventually change shoeing for more than Tennessee Walkers, Spotted Saddle Horses and racking horses
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have introduced legislation that targets the practice of soring. If the bill becomes law, it will fundamentally change how farriers shoe Tennessee Walking Horses and could shift into other breeds and disciplines.
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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.

EVENTS

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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

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"Back to the Basics" Clinic

8/11/17
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

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Therapeutic Shoeing For Athletic Equines Clinic

9/27/17
Kleider Veterinary Services
8036 232 Street
Canada
Contact: Lexy Mills
Kleider Veterinary Services is hosting a clinic in Langley, British Columbia.  Read More

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Centaur Forge Clinic

10/7/17
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

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Shoeing For Soundness Clinic

10/20/17
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

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

10/30/17
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

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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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Advanced Hoof Course

1/22/18
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

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Shoeing For Traction With Alan Cooley

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

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