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Farriers of Instagram: The Craft

Farriers of Instagram, keeping the ancient craft alive and showing off a new skill (or two)! A master at work. Skilful precision of our farrier Lawrence putting on some racing plates. #amylaniganphotography #rathmoystables #racehorses #blackandwhitephotography #DRLaniganRacing #Newmarket #farrier #horseshoes A post shared by Amy (@amylanigan) on May 16, 2017 at 4:56am PDT The daily grind. #farrier #dailyroutine […]

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Farriers of Instagram: Horseshoes

In our second post celebrating the farriers of Instagram, we’d like to showcase all things horseshoe. Shiny and new! Ready for anything. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRyxT0TB7mm/ A rather impressive upcycling idea. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRxww8Kh7Sq/ New soles are set and ready to go. No time to pick feet! Here is the solution clear Injectable pads with copper sulfate crystals under them. […]

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Farriers of Instagram: Hoof & Hammer

Farriers across the world are doing amazing things. At Blacksmith Buddy we love seeing all the great work that farriers are doing so we rounded up our favorite pics from Instagram, Hoof and Hammer edition. Enjoy our farriers of Instagram. Last shoeing of the year #horseshoeing #farrier #kengitys #instahorse A photo posted by Petra Kivimaa […]

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Postyme Products How-To Clinic: Improve Success At Shoeing

Demonstration by Wes Champagne: 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

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Famous Farriers: Women of the Farrier World

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Ada Gates Patton “I wanted to be the best farrier I could be.” Ada Gates Patton may be the most well-known female farrier around. This former debutante ditched the dresses for the anvil to become one of the world’s most well known farriers. Abandoning acting to join the equine world in 1971 Patton went on […]

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American Farrier’s Team – 2014

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As proud sponsor’s of the American Farrier’s Team, we’d like to congratulate the 2014 team for all their hard work! Four members, alternates, and a manager are chosen by point standings at the North American Forging and Horseshoeing Competition held each year at the AFA Convention. This team serves as informal ambassadors of the AFA […]

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2015 AFA Convention

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Blacksmith Buddy recently attended the American Farriers Association’s annual convention in Overland Park, Kansas City, Kansas. The 44th convention took place February 24-27th and featured a great variety of people. Speaker Highlights included: The Woes of Highs and Lows-Reading feet and Radiographers Brian Barrett, CJF TE AWCF Brent Barrett, DVM CJF Blacksmith Buddy was proud […]

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Famous Farriers: European Legacies

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We started profiling famous farriers a few months ago, beginning with American Legends like William “Jelly” Caulder, Bob Waters, Ronald “Tex” Cauthon, and Vern Hornquist. Now it’s time to honor our European legacies. We tip our hats to these foreign farriers, as recognized by the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. Jim & Allan Ferrie, Newmilns, […]

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A Timeline of Innovations in Hoofcare

Hoofcare innovations and technology have come a long way since their humble beginnings. Here’s a simple timeline to help you understand the evolution of hoof care from simply horseshoes to high tech hoof treatments. We tried to include all the best and most significant, but please let us know if we missed anything. Click through […]

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Buddy Tales: Marco’s Video Story

A Blacksmith Buddy fan, Marco, sent us this great video he calls, “An ode to the ancient yet indispensable trade of the farrier.” Marco was inspired by the history of the Dutch farrier trade. When horses were replaced by machines in the agricultural industry, most of the horsehoe factories in Europe closed. In the Netherlands, […]

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