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Take Precautions While Working In The Heat

As hot summer weather already has gripped much of the United States, farriers should be aware of how to keep cool and stay safe while working in the heat.

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    What I Wish They’d Taught In Farrier School

    A few weeks back, we emailed a single question survey to a number of veteran farriers. We asked them to look back at their farrier school experiences and identify the one thing they wished they’d learned that would have helped their careers and would help new students get started on the right foot.
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    Will Anti-Soring Legislation Finally Hit Its Mark?

    It’s been an eventful past few weeks on Capitol Hill with members of Congress taking aim at the practice of soring. Yet, one must wonder whether lawmakers will finally pull the trigger and hit their mark.
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    Customer Service That Covers Your Back

    The practice of farriery is one firmly based in tradition, yet modern solutions have provided farriers with more options for helping horses. Nailing on a steel shoe made from bar stock remains a helpful option for many hoof-care needs, but so do adhesives, urethane shoes and other contemporary tools.
  • You Can’t Hurry Horsemanship

    Horsemanship is a difficult subject to tackle in magazine articles or conference presentations. I feel like it is impossible to explain to the uninitiated what horsemanship is in a 30-minute presentation. It would only serve to confuse.

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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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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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