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General Discussions

General shoeing talk. Use of media welcome and encouraged

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heels - last post by Western Hill Forge

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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Toe Calk - last post by smitty888

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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Study of Synthetic Surfaces - last post by Gaitinfool

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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Books - 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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Price and Cost - last post by Rocksie

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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American Police State - last post by ScottChaney

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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SOFA Quadstate - last post by George Geist

Race Plating

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

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Three Quarter Shoes - last post by Rocksie

Harness Race Shoeing

Place for Standardbred shoers to communicate this particular specialty.

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2014 Hambletonian Shoeing - last post by Rocksie

Apprentice Corner

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

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Canker - last post by chris


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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Pennsylvania Derby - last post by dana fenn

Everything Else

Stuff that doesn't fit in anywhere else

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King Charles Buff Club  . .... - last post by dana fenn


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

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hammers - last post by Western Hill Forge

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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Sam "Chip" Noble II... - last post by ScottChaney

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Blacksmithing Discussions

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

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Forge Welding - last post by ScottChaney


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

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Japanese Katana - last post by George Geist


Discussion of guns and other weapons welcome here

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Gun Making - last post by George Geist

Welding and Machining

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

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Automotive and Machinery We... - 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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A bit more of Union History - last post by George Geist

Members Only

Private forum for JHU Members Only

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