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First FITS in Argentina. What a great craft we have.

Fabio watching the shoeing Another look at Gabriels shoe HHS Graduate in the middle, Juan Capdepont. Also known as Picasso. Safety first. If you cant find a ladder, a wheeled dolly being held by a kid will always work until is doesn’t Fabio trimming during the clinic Ok, I was able to catch a little…
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Farrier Testing and the FITS Exam.

I have blogged about all of the students that would give me their life story, so I am left with having to write about other stuff. This blog will be about testing in the farrier industry. In particular the FITS Exam. FITS stands for Farrier’s International Testing System, and it is a test that is…
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Berries Come In Many Flavors. Here’s Thadeus.

. Ok. So here is another one that I didn’t expect. I do these blogs about students that are willing to tell me their story, so the ones that don’t get a profile are the ones that don’t want one. That being said, I am always amazed when I get to find out more about…
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Nevin “Neverland” Hill, Continuing His Father’s Legacy

I have been teaching for such a long time that I have had about seven or eight men come to school and then eventually send their sons to school. It is a very cool thing that old teachers get to experience in regular public school all the time, which is one of the reasons that…
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Bailey Campbell’s Journey Through The Heartland

Bailey Campbell hasn’t really been given a nickname that has stuck. It just does not always happen to everyone since some parents do get their kids’ name right. Bailey is an 18-year-old from East Rochester, Ohio that actually had to miss a day to go home for his high-school graduation at the end of week…
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Duct Tape has a ton of uses.

Clancy Cowley, AKA Duct Tape. Clancy is 28 years of age and comes to the Heartland from Pleasanton, California. The first week is hard on even the toughest hands and Clancy’s protection of choice is the same one made by people putting ducts together, Duct Tape. The problem was that he used a whole roll,…
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Dr. Ramon Batalla de Costa Rica. The man of many nicknames.

If you have been reading these blogs, you are aware that we get some of the best farrier students in the world here in the Heartland. This new group that came in for the second session are no exception, so here as an introduction to one of our newest stars. Dr. Ramon Batalla. Nicknames are…
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Heartland Horseshoeing School Advanced Training Offer

Would you like a week in the Heartland? Are you a working farrier that would like to just get a week of education to get better at this great craft? Cody and I have worked with and taught farriers at every level for most of our careers. The school has been such an interesting place,…
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