About us


Cody James Tools are manufactured totally in the USA. Each tool is designed to exceed the demands of today's farrier. Cody James Tools were engineered to make a farrier's job more efficient and to minimize wear and tear on the body. The durability and quality of Cody James Tools are our top priority. 

John Rugar, the founder and designer of Cody James Tools, has been a Farrier for 42 years. Since graduating college and working at New England Equine Clinic, he has shod everything from miniature horses, standardbreds, drafts, gaited and champion Trakehners. Upon passing the I.U.J.H. and New York State fire tests in 1982, John has been working at Belmont and Saratoga on some of the top race horses in the country. His son, Cody Rugar, joins John on his days off from shoeing hunters and jumpers.