“A driving force in my career.” “Patient and kind while teaching me.” “Because of his mentorship, I have been able to make a real difference in many horses’ lameness cases and create true value for my client.”

These are some of the comments that farriers made about their mentors during the 2018 National Farriers Week. This year, farriers again have the opportunity to share stories about their industry mentors during the 21st annual National Farriers Week, which takes place July 7-13.

As part of the recognition, American Farriers Journal will be sharing your stories in our digital feature, “Farriers Spotlight." These tributes, which are due July 1, can include photos, videos and stories. We also welcome tributes from horse owners, riders, veterinarians, trainers, grooms and other members of the equine community.

We will also share your submissions during Farriers Week on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and on our website, AmericanFarriers.com.

There’s no denying the contribution farriers make to the equine industry are invaluable. Help us recognize them for the work they do. Submit your photos, videos and stories now on our website. Please make sure to include your full name and location with your submission, as well as the full name and location of the farrier you are recognizing.