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FPD, Inc. Field Guide for Farriers
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Field Guide Index

Shoeing for Race Horses

Best Shoes

Kings Plate

Kings Outer Rim

Tradition

Synergy

Syntra

Fast Break

Steel Training

Blue Bond

Smart Bond

No-Vibe

How-To Videos

Farrier Evaluation of the Thoroughbred

Kentucky Derby & Oaks Horseshoeing

Kentucky Derby - Shoeing for the Big Race

Farrier's Initial Evaluation of the Horse

Tips from the Pros

Wire to Wire - The Pressure Never Ends

One Step at a Time

 

Shoeing for Standardbred Horses

Best Shoes

Full Swedge

Half Swedge

Half Round Pain Stamped

Half Round TDR Creased

Outer Rim Aluminum

Flat Steel

Tips from the Pros

Extra hold

Quick Change

 

Shoeing for Western Horses

Best Shoes for Trail & Ranch Work

Standard Extra

Steel Triumph

Standard Rim

SX-8

SX-7

Kerckhaert Standard

Dura Plain

Ranger Lite

Ranger Plain

Ranger Lite Rim

Best Shoes for Reining

Standard

SX-7

Pride Sliding Plates

Steel Triumph Lite

Standard Lite Rim

Ranger Lite

Ranger Plain

Ranger Lite Rim

Best Shoes for Western Events

Steel Triumph Lite

Aluminum Triumph

Standard Lite Rim

Outer Rim Hind

Outer Rim XT

SX-7

SX-8

Ranger Lite

Ranger Plain

Ranger Lite Rim

Best Shoes for Western Pleasure Riding

Aluminum Triumph

Aluminum Century Support

Kings Flush Toe Front

Standard Lite

SX-7

Aluminum Comfort

SX-8

Ranger Lite

Ranger Plain

Ranger Lite Rim


Best Shoes for Stock Work

SX Roller

Steel Triumph

Standard Rim

SX-8

SX-7

Steel Triumph Lite

Standard Lite Rim

Ranger Lite

Ranger Plain

Ranger Lite Rim


Tips from the Pros

Shoeing the Roping Horse

Four Hit Hind Shoe

Maximizing the Slide of a Reining Horse

 

 

Shoeing for Work Horses

Best Shoes for Carriage

DF 8mm

DF 10mm

Century Big Foot

Draft 28x10 Unclipped

Draft 28x10 Clipped

Draft 28x12 Clipped

Draft 32x12 Clipped

 

Best Shoes for Draft

Draft 28x10 Unclipped

Draft 28x10 Clipped

Draft 28x12 Clipped

Draft 32x12 Clipped


How-To Videos

Drawing Toe Clips on Draft Shoes

Working with Kerckhaert Draft Horse Shoes

FootPro™ Information - The Shire Horse

Ky Horse Park's Gypsy Vanner - Farrier View

FootPro™ Information Series - Evaluating the Friesian

Application of FPD Traction Products: Drive-in Studs and Tungsten Plugs


Tips from the Pros

Forging Steel Handled Punches

Tips for Shoeing Heavy Horses

 

Shoeing for English Performance

Best Shoes for Eventers

Concave

SX-8

Steel Triumph Clipped

Classic Roller

Steel Comfort


Best Shoes for Dressage

SX-8

Steel Comfort

DF

DF Quarter Motion


Best Shoes for Hunters

SX-8

Aluminum Comfort

Aluminum Triumph

DF

DF Select

SSP


Best Shoes for Jumpers

SX-8

DF

DF Grand Prix

DF Select

DF Quarter Motion

Classic Roller

Aluminum Century Support Clipped


How-To Videos

Farrier Evaluation of the Arabian

Farrier Modifications of Horseshoes with Grinding Equipment

Farrier's Initial Evaluation of the Horse

Shoeing the Hind Feet


Tips from the Pros

Shoeing for Form, Function and No Pressure

Sheared Heels or Heel Shear?

Keeping an Old Hunter Happy

 

NAILS

Liberty Horseshoe Nails

 

City Head

Race

Slim

Combo

E-Head

Regular

LX

Cu E-Slim

Cu LX

Cu Slim

Cu City

Cu Hybrid

Cu Race


Vector Horseshoe Nails

City Head

Race

Slim

E-Slim

Regular

Special

VX

Tips from the Pros

American or European?

 

Tools

Trimming Tools

Bellota Rasps

Rasp Handles

fp™ Hoof Knives

Bloom Forge Hoof Knives

Balance Ruler

Knife Sharpener

FootPro™ Nippers

 

Shoeing Tools

FootPro™ Nippers

Balance Rulers

Clinchers

fp™ Pulloff

Nail Pullers

Bloom Clinch Block

Nail Cutters

Nylon Hammers

Liberty Driving Hammer

Hot Fit Tongs

 

Finishing Tools

Bellota Files

Hoof Buffer

3M Sanding Block

 

Forging Tools

Hammers

Tongs

Straight Punches

Wood Handled Punches

Brass Ruler

Creasers

 

Power Tools

Baldor Grinders

Baldor Buffers

Grinder Attachments

Expander Wheels

Heel Finishing Disc

 

Hoofcare Products

Hawthorne Products

Vettec Products

Allen's Super Mesh

Allen's Blue Powder

 

Accessory Items

Aprons

Wrist Magnet

Kerckhaert Tool Bag

Hoof Crack Staples

Dura Shock Pads

Lily Pads

 

 

 

 

How-To Videos

Kentucky Derby & Oaks Horseshoeing

Kentucky Derby - Shoeing for the Big Race

Farrier's Initial Evaluation of the Horse

Shoeing the Hind Feet

Application of FPD Traction Products: Drive-in Studs and Tungsten Plugs

Farrier Modifications of Horseshoes with Grinding Equipment

Bloom Farrier Hammer Handle Replacement Process

Sharpening a FootPro™ Hoof Nipper

The Hoof Trim and Trimming Tools

Front Foot Trim - Part 1

Hoof Buffer & Air Bladder Replacement

Tools for Removing a Shoe

FootPro™ Grinding Attachment Installation

farrierproducts™ Expander Wheel Installation

Sharpening Wheel Groove for Farrier Knife

Farrier's Hoof Knife Sharpening System

Bloom Forge Farrier Tips - Hammer Hardness

FootPro™ Info - Tong Fit

FootPro™ Information Series - Prepping Your Anvil Edges

FootPro™ Farrier Info Series - Anatomy of the Hoof Part I

FootPro™ Farrier Info Series - Anatomy of the Hoof Part II

FootPro™ Farrier Info Series - Anatomy of the Hoof Part III

FootPro™ Farrier Info Series - Looking For Conformational Deviations

Repairing a Wood Handled Punch

Maintaining and Using a Creaser

Tong Fit

 

Trimming Tips

What is Balance? Trimming and Shoeing for Proper Medial/Lateral Balance

The Cannon Bone as a Reference

Shoeing for Form, Function and No Pressure

 

Finishing Tips

Using the Undercut

Simple Steps Lead to Consistent Clinching

Foot Finish

 

Power Tool Tips

Baldor Grinder Capacitors - Low or High Voltage?

Hoof Buffer Maintenance

Prepping Your Buffing/ Sharpening Wheel For Knife Sharpening

Tool Maintenance: Dressing Sharpening Wheel

Tool Maintenance: Adding Groove to Sharpening Wheel

 

Shoeing Tips

Choosing the Best Fit is Your Best Option

Hot Fitting Can Be Helpful

Working with a Chronic Quarter Crack

The Practical Application of Bar Shoes

Winter Traction Tips

 

Hoofcare Tips

Emergency Support for the Hoof

Treating White Line Disease

A Working Knowledge of Anatomy is Important to Everyday Shoeing Concerns

 

Business Tips

Insurance Needs for Small Business

Establishing Customer Policies

Organizing For More Efficient Ordering