New rig.

Old school sensibilities meet state of the art design.

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Fortunately, the fellows I apprenticed with were students of design. They encouraged me to consider every facet of the business of shoeing horses from a design perspective. Concerning shoeing rigs, I always found it interesting that they had almost identicle set ups, which happened to be very different from just about all other setups. The idea was simplicity. Everything should be setup to reduce movement around the truck yet allow versatility in creating modifications to help the horses.

My passion of farriery has had me spend much of the last 25 years thinking about the design of my shoeing rig. What I had was a fully functioning old school system. What I have now, seems to be true state of the art efficency. I’m very excited to be able to help horses even more effectively, after far too long a wait.

Old school.

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6 Comments

  1. Hey Scott, Jen Grant our trainer says u are coming to Walnut Creek on Friday to shoe Abby ( missing a shoe) and Merlot. What time are u planning on being there?

    Carol Arrom

    1. Hi Carol. I will be there between 8-9am. I can come out this afternoon, if you want, to fix that shoe. I don’t want you to have to wait that long. You can call me today, if you like. (513) 678-9877

  2. What a great rig! Very professional looking but most important is the way you set it up. Who says looks are only good for looking? Your setup is very well done and will save you enough time in one week to shoe a couple more horses. It will also save your body lots of waisted body wear. Congrats and happy shoeing Scott.

    1. Thanks Dave! I love that anvil swingout big time. It’s just so convenient. It’s certainly true that it saves a lot of time and effort that I can put towards helping horses, or going home to my family.

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