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Information for you to Share with Your Backyard Horse Clients

Backyard horses are an important part of a hoof-care business. Particularly with novice horse owners, farriers may need to serve as a hoof-care educator. For years, our readers have been telling us that backyard horses are the backbone of many of their hoof-care practices.

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    Without a Will, Who’ll Get Your Shoeing Rig?

    When Aretha Franklin, Howard Hughes and Prince died without having bothered to create a legal will, they left their huge estates in a disastrous legal mess. While a farrier’s assets and property aren’t likely to be anywhere close to the value of what these three well-known individuals left behind, you want the legal protection that can be yours by taking a few hours to pull together a needed legal document.
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    Let’s Wait Until Spring

    The words felt like wads of cotton in my mouth — thick, difficult to swallow. I could barely spit them out: “Neal, should I put her down?” “Neal” is my farrier, Neal Martin; “her” is Annie, my defiant, independent little rescue pony. Neal’s answer: “Let’s wait until spring.”
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    More than a Century Later, Feds Terminate Horseshoe Antitrust Case

    While most everyone recognizes the federal bureaucracy moves slowly, the Department of Justice may hold the record as it brings an end to some of its long-open cases regarding monopolistic practices and unfair competition.
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    PAST Act Gets a Boost in the U.S. House

    Since the introduction of the first Prevent All Soring Tactics Act in 2013, the legislation has received remarkable support in both houses of Congress, only to die in committee. Yet, a rule change could finally bring a vote on a bill that aims to significantly change farriery of gaited horses such as Tennessee Walkers.

American Farriers Journal Podcast

A Conversation With Doyle Blagg

In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by GE Forge & Tool, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Hall of Fame farrier Doyle Blagg, who built a reputation beyond the Lone Star state by shoeing at the highest levels of various Quarter Horse disciplines.

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Progressive Options for the Treatment and Management of Hoof Capsule Distortions

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Farriers are often challenged in managing the various hoof capsule distortions that horses present. Stuart Muir, a resident farrier at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., reviews some successful strategies he has employed in addressing distortions. His presentation focuses on modern and unique tools that farriers can consider for the horses they work with.

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This special digital compilation is a resource you can turn to time and again during the year as you evaluate your many choices in our vibrant hoof-care industry. Additional features will continue to be added throughout the year, so check back often to stay up-to-date!

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Red Flags For Farriers

Red Flags For Farriers

This incredibly detailed 62-page report features detailed information on a variety of areas that hoof-care professionals have reported as impediments to the success of their business, challenges in their everyday hoof-care work and threats to the health of their horses’ feet. From posture problems to recognizing when to fire a client, this report will provide you with tips and advice to get your hands around minor issues early, before they escalate into major ones.

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!
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