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Several years ago, Dave Ferguson decided he no longer wanted to dedicate an expensive pickup truck 100% to shoeing work. As a result, the Cambridge, Md., shoer switched to a shoeing trailer that he could unhook when he wanted to use the truck for other purposes.

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    What About The Horse?

    Most farriers and equine veterinarians work well together in their endeavor to provide quality hoof care. "We need to work together for the betterment of the horse" both sides have proclaimed time and time again. Yet, that unifying focus is rather blurry today after the American Veterinary Medical Association introduced its proposed Model Veterinary Practice Act.
  • $300 For A Shoeing Job

    To some this is just an old invoice. But as a farrier, I see the history of our trade. It also tells me of the value of a farrier. The invoice on this page is from services performed by farrier Daniel Ward for the New York City Fire Department. These horses would pull the fire engine.
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    Legal Comments Provide Food For Thought

    Facebook has revolutionized communication. It has connected farriers globally for the betterment of the trade. You can share work to get the advice of others, provide thoughtful advice for a fellow farrier or see what’s going on at a clinic you couldn’t attend. But while there are tremendous benefits from using Facebook, are there potential legal consequences awaiting farriers on it?
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    Most Farriers Will Not Need An Electronic Logging Device

    The equine industry, including farriers and veterinarians, has voiced concerns about whether they would be subject to the U.S government’s controversial electronic logging device mandate by the United States government.

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A Conversation With Simon Curtis

In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, Editor Jeremy McGovern sat down with Newmarket farrier, Dr. Simon Curtis.

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Rasps: Better Use Of This Tool

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In this webinar event, Bob Smith, founder of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School and professional farrier, discussed one of the most consumable tools in your farrier box — the rasp.

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The Horse's of Assateague Island

The Horse's of Assateague Island

See the hooves and feet of the wild horses from the Assateague Island National Seashore – a wet environment located along the southern border of Maryland and the northern border of Virginia. Examined in this detailed 24-page photo essay is a collection of 12 wild horses that died of natural causes or accidental death at the hands of humans between 2006 and 2014.
Critical Concerns When Making Traction Decisions

Critical Concerns When Making Traction Decisions

Too much or too little traction can lead to poor performance or even catastrophic injury. This insightful 16-page report explores the positive and negative effects of adding traction devices to shoes so you can avoid any detrimental outcomes.
Top Tips To Improve Your Farrier Practice Today

Top Tips To Improve Your Farrier Practice Today

Glean handy and highly practical advice from top hoof-care professionals you can put to immediate use. You'll find tips for maximizing the life of your tools, best practice guidelines for dealing with laminitis, proven strategies for finding and keeping the right clients, pearls of wisdom from veteran hoof-care professionals and so many more!
Scientific Horseshoeing

Scientific Horseshoeing

This special hard cover reprint of a rare edition of Ohio farrier and Professor William Russell's Scientific Horseshoeing is rooted in practical knowledge and careful study of anatomy. You'll find that the book remains astonishingly applicable to many of today's toughest footcare challenges, providing practical solutions for hundreds of hoof-care concerns in 384 pages containing over 600 detailed illustrations.
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