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10/20/20: Rain.

It’s not too bad yet, mostly just a sprinkling, but it still makes my nice shiny tools very sad and frankly, me too It was still warm this morning. Thank goodness for that but we all know what comes next in the mid west. Lucy One of the little ponies I worked on this morning…

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Reboot.

I haven’t been working on this site the whole summer. It’s time to change that. Farriery is my passion and profession and I feel like I have a lot to offer. I feel like I have a unique perspective. I also really love to create content. Unfortunately, I’ve been lazy lately. It would be nice…

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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…