Help for apprentice farriers at hoof

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
The new Blacksmith Buddy Junior, which attaches onto the Hoofjack.

The new Blacksmith Buddy Junior, which attaches onto the Hoofjack.

A new device to help farriers and vets experiment with a trimming or crack repair has been released by US company Blacksmith Buddy.

Unlike the original model which was developed in 2012, the new Blacksmith Buddy Junior fits onto a Hoofjack stand.

Its creator, Wes Champagne, says it’s perfect for veterinary and farrier students, trainees, and apprentices of all kinds to quickly get the repetitions and expertise they need, providing a “hygienic and non-messy way” to learn.

“Traditionally cadaver legs were the main learning tool in farrier training, and Blacksmith Buddy is a great addition to the cadaver leg program – since it can be used and easily stored in a classroom environment.”

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The original Blacksmith Buddy.

The original Blacksmith Buddy.

 

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