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American Farriers Journal would like to thank the many farriers who dedicate their time, effort and skill to the equine industry. This year marks the 21st annual Farriers Week, a time American Farriers Journal sets aside to celebrate your professional contributions — and invite others to do the same. As part of that celebration, we invite everyone in the equine community to share tributes to farriers and farrier-mentors. We highlight the submitted stories, photos and videos on our website in “Farriers Spotlight,” which launches July 7 at the beginning of Farriers Week. Here is just a small sample of some of the tributes we’ve received so far. See all of the submissions during Farriers Week at AmericanFarriers.com/2019Spotlight.
Also, stop by the American Farriers Journal Facebook page during Farriers Week to access a profile frame that shows your farrier pride.
Gary Gatts has been a huge influence in my farrier career but also in my life. I was just starting out when I met him. I was really struggling, had no business and was thinking of quitting. I met him in the parking lot of a Tractor Supply totally by accident. He was gracious enough to let me ride in his truck whenever possible. I often tell people I wouldn’t be a farrier and I wouldn’t have been married without Gary. He showed me what it means to be successful and how to get there. He has always been a promoter of continuing education events and…