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Posted by smitty888 on 23 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

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Posted by smitty888 on 04 December 2013 - 08:05 PM

I wonder
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#12846 Harness race Shoeing

Posted by Linda on 18 April 2014 - 02:38 AM

Post some pictures of pacer shoeing when the horse needs to be shod.
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#5289 Announcements

Posted by George Geist on 12 July 2013 - 03:59 PM

Ok folks, here's the deal.

This place is about the free and open exchange of ideas and opinions. I think we have enough categories and subjects to cover just about anything and everything you all could be interested in.


Since the beginning there have been only 2 real hard and fast rules around here.

First is don't annoy me.

Second is don't show any disrespect to the moderator as I stand behind her on any decision she makes and on anything she does.

I've not suspended or banned anybody yet although certain individuals might rightly have earned it.


Having said that there is lately some growing discontent around here by certain individuals at how I run things. I too was not comfortable with how other people ran their sites, thought I could do better so I started this one. 


For all those malcontents around here if you'll scroll to the bottom of the page you can click on the invisionzone site and see about doing your own. It's much easier than you think. This one costs me $20 a month. You can get it cheaper or more expensive depending upon what you want. You can also get set up by other companies as well.


For those with some constructive suggestions as to how things can be made better I'm always open to any good ideas. For those who are just childish enough to get undies in a wad because you don't like somebody else who's here or the way we moderate or whatever I'd hope that you'll go ahead and try running your own site. Who knows maybe you'll do better.


For those who visit and participate on the site I thank you all for your support.


That's all for now.


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#17554 hospital plate for a yearling

Posted by smitty888 on 13 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

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#1668 Draft horse shoeing

Posted by smitty888 on 04 April 2013 - 02:06 PM





Caulking and Wedge

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#1616 Draft horse shoeing

Posted by Linda Muggleworth on 03 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

Draft horse shoeing and trimming. 

Discussions on it.

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Posted by Gaitinfool on 08 November 2013 - 04:20 PM

Need to go ride today, spent yesterday compounding my car

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#7951 SOFA

Posted by brian robertson on 29 September 2013 - 10:43 PM

Another good time down at the Southern Ohio Forge & Anvil Quad State. I had chance to visit with good group of shoers from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ontario. Plus all my blacksmith buddies. I sold some extra equipment, leftover tool steel and bags of L brand forge coke. SOFA had some excellent demonstrators this year and probably has the largest blacksmith tailgate sales in the world. The anvil selection alone was excellent. If you've never been there it should be on your bucket list. They'd even let Scott come
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#3697 Humor

Posted by ScottChaney on 06 June 2013 - 02:14 AM

The Bobbit gal.
I know ...that's just wrong ...
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#17217 Toe slip

Posted by Cheryl Garcia on 23 December 2016 - 12:04 PM

I find that when I use a rolled toe shoe in the winter I invariably end up with the toe slipping a little bit at the end of breakover.

How do I remedy that?  I've been using tap in studs at the start of the roll on the Mustad Equilibrium, but went with the P13.  Should I use a larger stud? A different shoe/toe design?

Im pretty happy with how the horse is going and where the roll sits, but is the toe slip a symptom that I have the breakover in the wrong place?

Thank you,
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#16491 stuff people say to farriers

Posted by dave murray on 26 July 2015 - 01:09 PM

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Posted by Gaitinfool on 18 November 2013 - 05:51 PM

I moved my horse to another barn a few months ago.  There was nothing wrong with the care, but my horse was kept way way out in a field, I couldn't see her unless I walked out there.  She seemed to lose some *spark*, and I felt disconnected from her.


New place, big paddocks surrounding the barn.  But being a mare, I guess I got more than I asked for, LOL.  Yesterday, I got the manic mood, like a time bomb waiting to go off.  She hadn't done that in 2 years.  Took about an hour of patient riding until she was back to herself.  Thank God I have a barrel saddle with a roughout seat.  Now finding the courage today to go out and do it again.  :o

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#17453 Rule of 33

Posted by George Geist on 16 July 2017 - 07:20 PM

Any of you guys use this method?

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Posted by smitty888 on 19 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

Linda a bit of 7/8 x 3/8 concave, have a go at making apair

regarding the nails sticking up thats a no no for me

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#17596 Donkey day

Posted by smitty888 on 26 August 2017 - 04:24 PM

6 ready for a trim
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#17502 Horse stumbling

Posted by smitty888 on 31 July 2017 - 06:50 PM

Just to get somthing going.have a horse to shoe this week that had this problem.
How do you all tackle this problem
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#17164 Do we know any of these good folks?

Posted by George Geist on 12 October 2016 - 08:43 PM

How about it Smitty???????????

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#16306 Draft horse shoeing

Posted by beslagsmed on 10 May 2015 - 03:32 PM

We always just get under them first timmers
never use stocks

With the collapsed disk I got in my back, I won't. 

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#13552 St Dunstan's Day

Posted by George Geist on 19 May 2014 - 01:39 PM

A Happy St Dunstan's Day to everybody. May you all have a good meal in remembrance of the Saint who made horseshoes lucky :)





edit to add one from Fran too ;)


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