Richard Ellis demonstrates how to build a fully fullered front shoe, with a hammer drawn clip from 12 inches of ¾ by 3/8 flat bar steel. This shoe would traditionally be fitted to a ride and drive horse, the fullering provides some traction on hard surfaces and helps to lighten the shoe for the ridden horse. Being forged from flat barstock allows the shoe to stand up to the wear and tear associated with driving horses. This shoe forms part of the element 1.3 of the National Occupational Standards in the U.K. Running time 16mins 9secs
Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge a round point from 5 inches (125mm) of 5/8 inch (16mm) square. This exercise is ideal practice for making tools such as stud punches as it develops the ability to forge square material into round. This exercise forms part of the UK’s forging certificate for pre-farriers. Running time 6m […]
This movie shows Darren Bazin A.W.C.F. demonstrating how he removes a part worn hind horseshoe and is part of the sequence of shoeing a hind foot. This movie relates to element 3.1 of the National Occupational Standards in the U.K for farrier apprentices. Running time 3mins 52secs.
Steven Beane A.W.C.F demonstrates how to build a ¾ Fullered front shoe with a rolled toe using 12 inches of ¾ by 3/8 flat steel, hammer finish. This style of shoe is commenly used on driving horses that need the breakover point brought back and may help horses that suffer from stumbling, with the toe […]
Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge an unwelded eye from 9 inches (225mm) of 5/16 (8mm) round. This is a useful exercise to develop bending techniques aswell as improving hammer control on light material. This exercise forms part of the UK’s forging certificate for pre-farriers. Running time 4m 28secs.
Darren Bazin demonstrates how to forge an unwelded ring from 11 inches (275mm) of ¾ by ¼ (20mmx6mm). This exercise works on developing not only the bending techniques but also some basic upsetting of the material. This exercise forms part of the UK’s forging certificate for pre-farriers. Running time 4m 44secs.