Time to Recognize the Farrier Industry

Winter hung around longer for those of us in colder climates — and for many in some areas that typically don’t see springtime snow. With this issue of American Farriers Journal falling over late spring and early summer, many farriers likely are seeing an increase in work as hoof-care needs adjust

Nonetheless, it remains that the industry is as busy as ever managing clients and horses. Throw in economic factors like high fuel costs and increased costs of supplies, and stress runs high for many trying to run profitable businesses. Thankfully, farriers buoy each other through difficult times with camaraderie and sharing knowledge. I think this makes for an opportune time to celebrate farriers. There are a few ways to do this, each featuring a summer deadline.

Recognize a Mentor

Farriers Week, which will take place from July 10-16, 2022, is a time for horse owners, trainers, veterinarians and other members of the equine community to acknowledge the contributions of farriers. American Farriers Journal launched this celebratory week so that the equine industry takes time to thank all farriers for helping horses. Once again, we will offer the opportunity to honor farriers during this special week. You’ll find “Farriers Spotlight,” an online compilation of farrier tributes submitted to us from across the industry, housed on the AFJ website during this week. 

As much as this recognition program began as a way for the equine industry to celebrate farriers, we soon found that farriers used it to thank mentors and colleagues…

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Jeremy mcgovern

Jeremy McGovern

Jeremy McGovern is the former Executive Editor/Publisher. A native of Indiana, he also is president of American Horse Publications.

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