Did you know the original “Jack O’Lantern” was a Farrier?

According to a post on Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog, the original Jack with his lantern was a blacksmith. There once was an Irish blacksmith named Jack. He was a miserable man, and he spent his nights in the pub trying to make everyone around him miserable, too. One night he made a deal for one […]

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Another Kentucky Derby, another quarter crack

Quality Road, one of the favorites for the upcoming Kentucky Derby was withdrawn yesterday because of residual soreness from a quarter crack. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Whenever hoof issues become headline news I always turn to Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog as she always has the inside story from the farriers treating the problem. Today is […]

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