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Badass Rigs and Trailers: Shoeing Saddlebreds

Farrier Paul Human shoes Saddlebreds more efficiently thanks to his shoeing rig
When driving across several states to shoe horses, a farrier requires a reliable truck. Shelbyville, Ky., farrier Paul Human has counted on a 2005 Chevrolet C5500, which has logged more than 300,000 miles traveling across the seven states his clients reside. Because his practice combines traveling long distances and shoeing gaited horses, Human’s truck body also must fit his business.
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Badass Rigs and Trailers: Freightliner Conversion for Shoeing Across America

Farrier Joe Santos is based in Connecticut, but travels in his Freightliner to shoe sport horses from Maine down to Wellington, Florida.
Joe Santos's farrier practice focuses on sport horses and handles therapeutic cases. He is based in Connecticut, but spends half of the year in South Florida for show season. To be efficient in travel and carrying supplies, he uses his converted Freightliner to manage his business.
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2021 farrier predictions
News & Notes

American Farriers Journal Editors Look into Their 2021 Crystal Balls

With the new year underway, the American Farriers Journal editors gazed into our crystal balls and made a few predictions on what we might see in the equine footcare market over the next 12 months.
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Badass Rigs and Trailers: Shoeing Saddlebreds

Farrier Paul Human shoes Saddlebreds more efficiently thanks to his shoeing rig
When driving across several states to shoe horses, a farrier requires a reliable truck. Shelbyville, Ky., farrier Paul Human has counted on a 2005 Chevrolet C5500, which has logged more than 300,000 miles traveling across the seven states his clients reside. Because his practice combines traveling long distances and shoeing gaited horses, Human’s truck body also must fit his business.
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Use Calipers to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy When Punching Nail Holes

Measurement tools can aid farriers in everyday work and competition
Training your eye is one of the most important skills you will learn as a farrier. It’s also one of the skills for which time has no substitute. Fortunately, new and veteran farriers alike have a variety of measurement tools that can serve as a guide, whether you’re at a barn earning your living or at a competition honing your shoemaking skills.
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How Do You Choose the Appropriate Horseshoe?

Work, intensity, duration, terrain and horse are the five considerations farriers should consider when selecting footgear for a horse
Horseshoe production has developed to a high level of quality and variety that’s unparalleled since the 1900s. The many companies that have emerged in the last 35 years, as well as the ease of manufacturing and importing shoes from all over the world, have enabled farriers to have unprecedented choices in our modern age.
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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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