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One complaint I have heard from many farriers is their clients and others in the horse community lack respect for them. This is true among a small number of people who have no concept of what we do or lack a fundamental understanding of the importance of quality footcare (and the farrier’s role in that).  

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American Farriers Journal
Septemeber/October 2014
What's Inside:
A Fine Day For The Fine Art Of
Shoeing American Saddlebreds
Illinois farrier has been shoeing these elegant and athletic horses for more than 40 years.
By Pat Tearney

How To Analyze Gaits
Without High-Tech Cameras

Accurate evaluation takes a watchful eye, discerning ear and lots of practice.
By Red Renchin

Rare Keratoma Case
Presents More Surprises

Effects from invasive surgeries could present complications for young Thoroughbred.
By Christy Corp-Minamiji

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