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General Discussions

General shoeing talk. Use of media welcome and encouraged

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Farrier forum - last post by smitty888

The Art of the Trade

This one is for good old fashioned fire and steel. Show shoe and toolmaking. Forging and traditional work. Any type of media is always welcomed and encouraged.

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Foundered Icelandic - last post by George Geist

The Science of the Trade

For the cutting edge of new technology. X-Rays, Plastic, Glue, Vet work, Lame horse issues. Media of any kind is welcomed and encouraged.

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Quarter Crack Repair - last post by George Geist

Tools and Equipment Of the Trade

Anvils, Hand Tools, Machinery, everything.
Here's the place to talk about tools and equipment.

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Punches and Fullers - last post by George Geist

The Business of the Trade

Helping each other out with business ideas and advice in an effort to successfully pursue this as a livelihood.

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Liability waiver to be signed - last post by Linda

The Politics of the Trade

Politics of Horseshoeing organizations and Horse Industry groups offer endless possibilities for discussion. Bring it here.

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Let's keep talking here. - last post by smitty888

Clinics and Competitions

Keep us posted as to what's going on in this regard. Use of media is definitely encouraged here.

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WHATS YOUR NEXT CLINIC OR C... - last post by smitty888

Race Plating

A place for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse shoers to talk and interact.

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More Derby Shoeing - last post by brian robertson

Harness Race Shoeing

Place for Standardbred shoers to communicate this particular specialty.

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Flip Flop Pads - last post by beslagsmed

Apprentice Corner

Place for questions from beginners and/or folks new to the trade. looking for help

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Change in Itinerary - last post by Gaitinfool


For Owners, Trainers and any other Equine Enthusiasts.
Talk about Racing, Riding, Shows, Trail Rides, Tack or just talk Horse. Whatever you want make a thread for it

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Bitless Racing? - last post by Rocksie

Everything Else

Stuff that doesn't fit in anywhere else

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jokes thread. - last post by michael mackie


Place to buy and sell
Buyers looking for things or guys with stuff to sell or swap bring it here.

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back issues of AFJ - last post by brian robertson

Drunk Tank

Especially for those who can't hold their liquor or are just too stupid or ignorant to discuss anything intelligently without editing, extensive moderating or banning.
Say it here. No holds barred, no moderating ever!
Make a fool of yourself for everybody else's amusement.

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Prayer List

Place to ask for special help for those in need or a good word for those deserving.

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Obituaries - last post by George Geist

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Blacksmithing Discussions

General Shop Talk. Nothing to do with horses. Let's keep that up top.

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Industrial Forging - last post by smitty888


Knife and Sword Making. Anything with an edge on it. Is good stuff bring it here.

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Rasp Knife - last post by Linda


Discussion of guns and other weapons welcome here

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Making a Longrifle - last post by Frank Turley

Welding and Machining

Discussion of Modern Welding and Machine Shop Projects, Tools, Equipment, and Techniques

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Welding Safety - last post by George Geist

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Union News

News and goings on with the International Union of Journeyman Horseshoers.

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Cecil Roberts of UMWA - last post by George Geist

Members Only

Private forum for JHU Members Only

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