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Remember, it's Not the Horse’s Idea

Three decades ago, Hall of Fame farrier Dave Duckett offered Jim Quick some sage advice. “He told me, ‘When you walk up to a horse with an idea in your mind, remember that it’s your idea, not the horse’s,’” recalls the Niwot, Colo., farrier. “Looking back, I think I wrecked horses’ feet for years, and I don’t like it.”
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Help Yourself While Helping Arthritic Horses

No one asks a horse to lift its legs higher or longer than a farrier during the trimming process. This can prove to be difficult for geriatric horses that are arthritic or have other medical conditions that limit their range of motion. Farriers can accommodate these horses, while also maintaining our comfort during trimming.
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Are You Using the Horn Correctly?

Hall of Fame farrier Bob Marshall helps correct a common forging mistake
A farrier has a responsibility to the horse and the trade, and a good place to start is the basics of forging, says legendary farrier Bob Marshall.
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