Reader Testimonials

Read the latest reviews from American Farriers Journal subscribers.

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41 Reviews  ★★★★★



"Keeps me up to date with industry trends..."
★★★★★

American Farriers Journal keeps me up-to-date with industry trends, innovations in shoeing methods, products and overall horse care.

— Michael Neumaier | St. Charles, Illinois
Shoeing for 26 years



"American Farriers Journal has so much valuable information."
★★★★★

The American farriers journal has so much valuable information whether it be on the business side of things or how to improve your day to day shoeing.

— Yisroel Tkatch | Atlanta, Georgia



"It helps me raise my standard."
★★★★★

It has help me raise my standard and get more involved with continuing education. I am starting to compete in the WCB.

— Randy Saiz | Edgewood, New Mexico
Shoeing for 15 years



"American Farriers Journal has helped me do my job better."
★★★★★

I have loved receiving American farriers journal in the mail. I have learned so much from other farriers through this! American Farriers journal has helped me do my job better by providing quality content and allowing me to learn from other farrier’s experiences. I have also enjoyed learning about new products in the market and learning how I can better myself for my clients.

— Morgan Callahan | Paw Paw, Michigan
Shoeing for 3 years



"I always look forward to each issue."
★★★★★

I always look forward to each issue to see how other farriers work and to make improvements for my clients.

— Terry Tucker | Hindsville, Arkansas
Shoeing for 20 years



"The farriers journal is my #1 go-to resource for information and continuing education."
★★★★★

I have been able to use, enjoy, and benefit from American Farriers Journal for many years. American Farriers Journal is my #1 go-to resource for information and continuing education. Well done.

— Ron Vogel | Adamstown, Maryland
Shoeing for 20 years



"I LOVE the fact its a FARRIER magazine!"
★★★★☆

I love the fact its a FARRIER magazine. I know that sounds silly, but this magazine is filled with information for farriers of all levels.

— James Wedgeworth | Casar, North Carolina



"The 'shoeing for a living' section really hits home and makes me realize that we all share very similar experiences throughout the work days."
★★★★☆

The magazine offers more in-depth and up-to-date research that keeps my interest and mind busy. The “shoeing for a living” section really hits home and makes me realize that we all share very similar experiences throughout the work days. It’s nice to know that we aren’t alone although often we spend time working solo. Cheers. Thanks for all your work.

— Todd Blackington | Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Shoeing for 12 years



"Reminds me of the basics that should never change in a professional farrier's business!"
★★★★★

American Farriers Journal allows me to stay up to date with the latest industry trends, changes, and new products. It also helps to remind me of the basics that should never change in a professional farrier's business!

— Cleve Hamilton | Great Falls, Montana
Shoeing for 13 years



"I like the articles that explain the more technical aspects of horse hoof care."
★★★★☆

I like the articles that explain the more technical aspects of horse hoof care.

— Darren Greer | Casper, Wyoming
Shoeing for 8 years



"I like the diversity of topics."
★★★★★

I like the diversity of topics and people represented in the articles or those who write them.

— Abby Hill | Mill Valley, California
Shoeing for 18 years



"I enjoy keeping up-to-date with all the great products and tools."
★★★★★

I enjoy keeping up-to-date with all the great products and tools that help me do my job better. I also appreciate all the insight and networking provided.

— Landon Morrow | Monticell0, Kentucky
Shoeing for 5 years



"I like learning about other farrier's experiences..."
★★★★★

I like learning about other farrier's experiences and what they have done to adjust to their situation in changing times.

— Orlando Alamillo | La Puente, California
Shoeing for 20 years



"I really enjoy the how-to articles."
★★★★★

I really enjoy the how-to articles. I often times experience issues that I could do differently. The articles have given me some options. Some times better. Sometime worse. Gives me options for future horses.

— Kurt Zeitler | Naples, FLorida
Shoeing for 29 years



"My favorite is the 'Shoeing for a Living' articles."
★★★★★

My favorite is the "Shoeing for a Living" articles. It shows insight to different regions and how other farriers work their day along with different disciplines. Also love keeping up with new products!

— Brian Keefer | Garner, North Carolina
Shoeing for 20 years



"I mostly enjoy the photos of other farriers’ work!"
★★★★★

I love keeping up with new products, but I mostly enjoy the photos of other farriers’ work. It shows me what my work could look like and what to strive for. The web classrooms have been incredible!

— Scott Hershowitz | Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Shoeing for 17 years



"I have found many ideas and tools in American Farriers Journal that have furthered my practice."
★★★★★

I find that the information in American Farriers Journal is very well put together, easy to read and understand. I may not always agree with the content, but I try to learn at least one thing I can apply to my practice. I have found many ideas and tools in American Farriers Journal that have furthered my practice. Thank you.

— Ron Homan | Kenai, Alaska
Shoeing for 18 years



"It is a magazine that is actually useful."
★★★★★

It is a magazine that is actually useful — the articles are informative and educational.

— Robert Whitworth | Edmond, Oklahoma
Shoeing for 2 years



"I like the variety and breadth of information."
★★★★★

I like the variety and breadth of information that can be found in American Farriers Journal. Every issue has content that is timely for me. They are stimulating, thought-provoking, and helpful in my work. Thank you for a great journal for this industry!

— Molly Maxso | Winterville, North Carolina
Shoeing for 15 years



"The business articles are always informative and instructive on keeping a profitable business running."
★★★★☆

I've always enjoyed the articles on shoe forging and the short round up of research into various studies on horses and their causes of lameness. The business articles are always informative and instructive on keeping a profitable business running. I have found interesting articles in the digital back-dated issues of the American Farriers Journal on horse anatomy shown in three dimensions and color that weren't available when I first started subscribing in early 2000.

— Mickayla Evelyn | Killeen, Texas
Shoeing for 15 years



"It keeps me on the cutting edge."
★★★★★

I love hearing about new techniques, and the Veterinary input. It keeps me on the cutting edge.

— Patty MIchalak | Ashland, Virginia
Shoeing for 11 years



"I use it as a reinforcement tool for my young apprentices."
★★★★★

When I first started out, American Farriers Journal showed me new ideas and techniques and taught me which farriers or veterinarians I needed to follow. Now, I use it as a reinforcement tool for my young apprentices.

— Dan Tippetts | Genebrieres, France
Shoeing for 23 years



"Even though I'm retired I still read American Farriers Journal."
★★★★★

Even though I'm retired I still read American Farriers Journal each month and get the Hoof Care daily email. I wish I could still shoe because I love it, but American Farriers Journal helps keep it alive for me. Thank you.

— Robert Plant | Walworth, New York
Shoeing for 30 years



"I like information about new products and how to best use them."
★★★★★

I like information about new products and how to best use them. Articles about the practical side of horseshoeing, different techniques and uses of a great variety of shoes and hoof care products are extremely helpful. When I started shoeing in 1974 there was limited information, tools and supplies. Yet today, when I go to my farrier supply store, I'm still like a kid in a candy store.

— Raymond Downs | Tillamook, Oregon
Shoeing for 47 years



"The American Farriers Journal has made me a better farrier, horsewoman, and business owner."
★★★★★

The American Farriers Journal has made me a better farrier, horsewoman, and business-owner. They continually provide current information in hoof care that I apply every day in my practice. Whether I'm hearing from other young farriers or from renowned experienced veterans in the trade, I look forward to the wide-range of insightful perspectives American Farriers Journal brings each month.

— Mia Durham | Lake Luzerne, New York
Shoeing for 3 years



"American Farriers Journal covers a wide variety of topics and has interesting articles that aren't "college textbook" looking."
★★★★★

What I like most about American Farriers Journal magazine is that it covers a wide variety of topics and has interesting articles that aren't "college textbook" looking. They also include real life stories/experiences. The content delivered has given me a better perspective on what the overall "farrier world" covers and the pros/cons/challenges of being one may entail.

— Barrett Young | Paola, Kansas
Shoeing for 2 years



"I like reading about farriers in other parts of the country..."
★★★★★

I enjoy being connected to the latest in the industry. I like reading about farriers in other parts of the country, the educational articles, and learning the business practice tips of other successful farriers.

— Rick Moberly | Mammoth Lakes, California
Shoeing for 30 years



"I love that American Farriers Journal touches on a little bit of everything in the farrier industry."
★★★★★

I love that American Farriers Journal touches on a little bit of everything in the farrier industry mdash; insight to the old school and the new school of farriery. It allows me to stay up-to-date on new products and learn from the farriers they interview mdash; all very relative and important to staying educated and to continue learning in this business.

— Brandi Chmiel | Normal, Oklahoma
Shoeing for 7 years



"American Farriers Journal keeps me updated."
★★★★★

The farrier industry has and is changing so much. American Farriers Journal stays updated helping me stay updated.

— Peter Doth | Lexington, Kentucky
Shoeing for 45 years



"I love the content and it’s practical use with information given."
★★★★★

I love the content and it’s practical use with information given. Most recently the article on tuning tools has saved me a ton of time and money. Further more, along the pursuit of certification, American Farriers Journal has had countless articles with helpful information to dial things in in preparation for the practical and the shoe display.

— Doc Dockery | Harrisburg, Oregon
Shoeing for 5 years



"American Farriers Journal makes it easy to keep up with changes in the farrier industry."
★★★★★

The farrier industry, products and techniques have changed, improved, and in some cases even stayed the same over the last 20+ years. Following these all, is made easier with each issue of American Farriers Journal. This helps me learn about things I might not otherwise have the opportunity to do.

— Kimberly Zimmerman | Norco, California
Shoeing for 30 years



"American Farriers Journal is my #1 resource when it comes to the best farrier information."
★★★★★

American Farriers Journal has always been my 1st reference to new and existing information. I consider American Farriers Journal as my #1 resource when it comes to the best farrier information.

— Trent Reed | Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Shoeing for 22 years



"I like the stories on the new techniques and updates on glue-on shoes and sole supporting therapeutic treatments."
★★★★★

I like the stories on the new techniques and updates on glue-on shoes and sole supporting therapeutic treatments. I have one horse that has a rare condition similar to canker but with weekly trimming I've been able to control it with the dry conditions of the central valley.

— Eric Grant | Lindsay, California
Shoeing for 8 years



"American Farriers Journal has shown me many different ways to accomplish my goal."
★★★★★

Farriers spend a lot of their working hours alone. We get use to doing things our way. American Farriers Journal has shown me many different ways to accomplish my goal. Some have worked out well and others not so much. I do enjoy reading other opinions and look forward to some of the new products.

— John Watkins | Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Shoeing for 41 years



"Through the years, American Farriers Journal has kept me informed of current events and new ideas."
★★★★★

Through the years, American Farriers Journal has kept me informed of current events and new ideas. With much of our time working alone, American Farriers Journal has shown me that other farriers have struggles and how to overcome them.

— Ed Carls | Angelica, New York
Shoeing for 33 years



"I love the variety of opinions and ideas."
★★★★★

I love the variety of opinions and ideas in the journal, it keeps my mind open and keeps me from mentally going into a bubble. There's a lot of different ways to skin a cat and shoe a horse and in my experience this is one of the more beneficial sides to reading American Farriers Journal.

— Jess Baker | Sidney, Illinois
Shoeing for 7 years



"American Farriers Journal has helped me further my education."
★★★★★

I’m a year out of farrier school. American Farriers Journal has helped me further my education and kept me connected to the farrier world with great articles.

— Rachel Herrington | San Antonio, Texas



"Even the smallest tip can make a huge difference."
★★★★★

In my 49th year of shoeing, I still enjoy picking up tips on improving. Even what seems like a small tip can make a huge difference in my daily work.

— Martin Kenny | Carthage, North Carolina
Shoeing for 49 years



"The magazine helps us stay in tune with what's happening in the farrier world."
★★★★★

We enjoy American Farriers Journal from the Farrier Supply side of the trade. The magazine helps us stay in tune with what's happening in the farrier world, as well as up-to-date on new products that are coming out.

— Ken Davis and Sons, Inc | Richwood, Ohio



"There are always different topics written by industry leaders that I look up to."
★★★★★

I really enjoy the hard copy issues for my house, and the digital issues for my down time or for refreshers before an important client/case. I like that there are always different topics written by industry leaders that I look up to, touching on very relatable topics.

— Jaz Sweitzer | Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Shoeing for 10 years



"American Farriers Journal keeps me very informed and current with the latest studies and information"
★★★★★

American Farriers Journal keeps me very informed and current with the latest studies and information needed for the health and care of my clients' horses through detailed articles, photographs and resources. I appreciate having the American Farriers Journal as a valued resource!

— Joriah Kavanaugh | Green Bay, Wisconsin
Shoeing for 12 years


 

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