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10 Traits Of Top Farriers

The following new series of articles is a list of 10 habits, behaviors and clues that Jacob Butler, CJF, AWCF, has observed that top farriers around the world have and what you can do to become an even better farrier in your business.

  1. Ambitious And Resistant To Complacency
  2. Big And Bold Thinkers
  3. Extreme Self-Confidence And Self-Belief
  4. Protect Profit Margins
  5. Continual Practicing And Searching For New Educational Opportunities
  6. Unrelenting Focus On Establishing And Reaching Goals
  7. Successfully Manage A Daily Schedule And Adapt Prioritization
  8. Utilize Leverage Points And Multipliers To Maximize Productivity And Results
  9. Develop A Marketing Plan And Stick To It
  10. Steadfast In Implementation

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Quebec farrier Christian Roy shows a shoe modification to a Kerckhaert DF, adding support for a horse with a deep digital flexor tendon injury.


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Burn-out is a danger to everyone who works. For farriers, as with other industries, it can occur when you become singularly focused on the day-to-day work.  

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Raise PricesDon't Say No To New Clients,
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Are you turning away new customers because you have more farrier clients than you can handle? It’s time to stop saying no.

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How do you handle clients who failed to pay for the last trimming/shoeing? How have you cut down on late payments?

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Current Issue
American Farriers Journal
July/August 2014

What's Inside:
Sweating The
Small Stuff Pays Off
Quebec farrier Christian Roy’s practice thrives by keeping horses sound, but attention to detail is a difference maker for clients.
By Jeremy McGovern

Tackling Hoof Cracks
American Farriers JournalEditorial Board members share their many years of experience dealing with hoof cracks.
By Frank Lessiter

Rare Keratoma Case Presents Equally Rare Challenges
Farrier-veterinarian navigates a minefield of potential problems to remove the first of two non-cancerous masses.
By Christy Corp-Minamiji

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