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Are those extra costs necessary?

“Are you sure you aren’t upset we are pulling shoes off? I can pay extra if I need to.”
“I’m really grateful you will come out for one horse.”
“Are you sure I don’t need to pay more since there are less horses now?”

Choosing a Farrier Rig

This spring we were able to purchase a new trailer from Stonewell Bodies in New York. There are many different variations of farrier rigs to choose from, so what considerations …

Diamond Hoof Knife Review

Recently we won a Diamond hoof knife in a drawing held by Farrier Product Distribution. Since it is not one that we typically use, we figured it would be a …

Low Foot Case Study

While it would be nice if every horse had perfect feet, we all know that is not the case. Unfortunately, there are many issues with horses’ hooves and conformation, one …

Getting Paid to Learn

While most of our blog posts are geared towards horse owners this one is primarily, though not entirely, meant for my fellow farriers.  When we hire a professional to do …

Shoe Type & Selection

When it comes to selecting the appropriate shoe for your horse there are literally hundreds if not thousands of options in different types, styles, and brands when it comes to …

Road to The Journeyman Part 1

Last month I finally began the process of getting my CJF. The test for the Journeyman is comprised of three parts, each scored to an exacting standard. A written test, …

Shape of the Horse’s Foot

Last week we posted a photo to our Facebook page asking owners if they could identify which shoe goes on which foot (right front, left hind, etc). For some, this …