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A Rescue Story

One of my long time clients recently got a new young mare from a rescue. You can hear her tell the story as she knows it so far. Technically, I realize this is not the best production. The framing is not great and the audio could be much better also, but I’m going to get…

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Some Farrier Upgrades. Part 1

These little additions will help a lot in the speed and efficiency of everyday tasks, but the real goal is to regain some long lost versatility. When I designed my new shoeing rig, I had decided to focus on single person shoeing only. The design does allow for a lot of versatility from the prospective…

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Shaping things up a bit.

It’s Friday, and I get the next four days off. This is unheard of this time of year. Most of my clients should be hot and heavy in training for the show season right now. Usually, during spring, I’m chasing busy chasing down lost shoes and lameness as the seasons change from cold and wet…

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Unprecedented.

This whole Covid-19 thing is clearly unprecedented. Things are strange and tough, but we are all in this together. It has effected my farrier clientele in ways I never expected. I never thought I would see the things that are happening today, and it looks like more unexpected things are coming soon. Honestly, I just…

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Mud, crud & another winter as a farrier.

My young son, Will and I started something good this fall. Once he decided that he is interested in forging and fabricating, we got right to working on the first steps of the basics. We were getting out there most evenings to do some forging and welding while the weather was so nice. His one…

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Introducing: The Daily Grind

My son Will and I have decided on doing an occasional blog/ vlog featuring the daily goings on in the business and lifestyle of being a farrier in Cincinnati. I expect this to be a light sprinkling of articles and videos of daily shoeing and some ramblings of mine as I go. I do love…