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Simple Strategies to Extend Your Tool Life

Proper maintenance can save farriers time and money on equipment
The farrier’s toolbox is critical to his or her livelihood. Quality tools should be built to last, but there are some things that farriers can do to extend — or shorten — the life of their tools. Dan Bradley, International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member and a representative for GE Forge and Tool of Grover Beach, Calif., offered common-sense tips that he has found helpful with farriers gathered for a clinic and grand opening of Ocala’s Farrier Supply in Florida.
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Training the Next Generation of West Texas Farriers

Blane Chapman and his brothers emphasize education and fundamentals in their hoof-care practices
When shoeing in Lubbock, Texas, there’s a good chance that the farrier is working on a Quarter Horse. It’s also a good bet that the farrier is either a Chapman or someone who has worked for a Chapman.
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Veterinary Association Approves Model Practice Act

Farriery Exemption Remains Intact in Guiding Principles
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s House of Delegates approved the Model Veterinary Practice Act at its annual convention in Denver, Colo. The final document retains the farriery exemption, which stirred controversy within the hoof-care industry after it originally was omitted.
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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.

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