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Martin Kenny's Rig outside barn

Badass Rigs & Trailers: A Career-Capping Rig

For the last shoeing rig of his career, North Carolina farrier Martin Kenny focused on improved workflow
The December 1990 American Farriers Journal featured an article by Martin Kenny showing how he made his 1987 Ford F-350 custom walk-in rig — a rarity at the time. Over the years, other rigs came and went, including a stripped-down minimalist approach.
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Briefings: September/October 2021

  • Get a Grip on Handles
  • Keep the Clients You Want Through Basic Customer Service
  • Horse Owners Indentify Rising Costs in Areas Other than Hoof Care


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Farrier Justin Fry places grip on tool handle
Farrier Tips

Get a Better Grip on Tool Handles

Anyone who’s tried to slide a snug rubber grip onto a tool handle knows it can be frustrating. Justin Fry has a tip to ease this task that he learned from working in a bicycle shop as a teenager. The Crosslakes, Minn., farrier and tool manufacturer says this will help get the grip on — and keep it there.
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Henry Burden Horseshoe Machine
Web-Exclusive Feature

How Horseshoes Helped Win the Civil War

Over the years, Henry Burden’s machines made over 50 million horseshoes
While Scotsman Henry Burden was a prolific inventor and industrialist who played a major role in the Civil War, his vital contributions are generally unknown. Many of his inventions helped the North, but the design and perfection of a horseshoe-making machine was his most important one. As a result, his company was the primary provider for the enormous number of horses and mules supporting the Yankee armies.
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Veterinarian-Farrier Roundtable

3/21/18
University of Illinois Large Animal Hospital, Ward 4
1102 W. Hazelwood Dr.
Urbana, IL
United States
The University of Illinois is hosting a veterinarian-farrier roundtable in Urbana. Read More

Arkansas Professional Farriers Association Clinic

9/15/18
Arkansas State University Beebe Farm
1000 W. Iowa St.
Beebe, AR
United States
Contact: Todd Bell or Jordan Sullivan
The Arkansas Professional Farriers Association is hosting a clinic in Beebe. Read More

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Crossroads Farrier Supply Clinic

4/8/19
Crossroads Farrier Supply
67 Rollins Ln
Louisa, VA
United States
Contact: Anita Leckie
Crossroads Farrier Supply is hosting a clinic in Louisa. Read More

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