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Flash fire injures farrier refilling propane tank - Salmon Arm Observer

Flash fire injures farrier refilling propane tank - Salmon Arm Observer | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Burns from a flash fire inside a pickup truck with a canopy sent a Deep Creek farrier to hospital Wednesday. 

The man had been shoeing horses in the morning and had stopped at the Co-op, Salmon Arm Gas Bar to refill a large propane tank mounted under the canopy. He was disconnecting the filling line from the propane tank, which was close to a small forge....

Fran Jurga's insight:

 

@HoofcareJournal writes: While I'm sharing this news story from Salmon Arm, British Columbia today out of concern for farriers' safety, it is also timely. While farriers use propane all year, most people are heavy consumers during the summer months, when they need it for their grilling parties. And they can often be in a hurry when refilling tanks.

 

Accidents happen, we all know that. 

 

I hope this farrier will be ok and that anyone who reads this will be reminded of the power of that propane tank. 

 

Photo by Gary Huston, from Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog, 2009.

 

(CLICK ON THE PHOTO OR BOLD HEADLINE TO READ THE ORIGINAL STORY.)

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Former debutante Ada Gates Patton makes career shoeing Rose Parade horses!

Former debutante Ada Gates Patton makes career shoeing Rose Parade horses! | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
PASADENA - If none of the 254 horses in the Rose Parade slips and falls on the five-mile route Jan. 1, equestrians can thank renowned farrier Ada Gates Patton.


@FranJurga writes: Who else could it be? She gets up in the middle of the night, straps on a miner's light, and out she goes, checking the hooves of a line of horses that stretches out into the California mountains.


That's our Ada, on the job. Read this fun story about one of the all-time great contracts in American horseshoeing. And isn't it just like a legend to have it nailed down?


Does anyone have a better New Year's Day than Ada? My guess is that she's fast asleep before the football game even starts! And it's a well-earned rest.


Highly recommended story followup: From Post Parade to Rose Parade: Ada Gates is Underfoot as Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade's Official Horseshoe Safety Inspector on Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog!


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Great image from New Zealand: "The farrier"

Great image from New Zealand: "The farrier" | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Adam is a farrier. Adam grew up on a South Island farm. After 4 years of training in England, Adam is now working back in New Zealand. What Adam likes the most in his work, is the fact that he goes...

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@hoofcarejournal writes: Worth a click to view it in large format and to see her images of horse racing on the beach in New Zealand

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:59 AM

A one image story. Thanks to Fran Jurga!!