That stand is really cool AC!
I use liniment on myself too. I like to mix absorbine 50/50 with ACV, works a lot better than icy hot. I'm also guilty of using dmso on my bad knee when it swells up, makes it longer between cortisone shots.
I'm not a farrier, so no tips there. I will say a good tip as far as that goes for owners, be kind to your farrier and make sure your horses have manners! Your farrier shouldn't have to train your horse to stand still and behave. Also, to that point, should your horse misbehave and your farrier corrects it, don't complain about it. Good farriers are hard to find and worth their weight in gold.
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.