In its 14th year, National Farriers Week is a time for horse owners, trainers, grooms, veterinarians and others in the equine community to say “thanks” for all of the terrific work farriers do.
It’s no accident that National Farriers Week occurs during the second week of July each year. While your hard work and persistence is a year-round commitment, we want to take a week out of the busiest season for most farriers to show you just how appreciated you truly are.
“Being a farrier goes far beyond normal hoof care,” says Frank Lessiter, editor and publisher of American Farriers Journal. “We want to remind the equine community that horseshoers do so much more than normal trimmings and shoeing, all while sacrificing their bodies and often in less than ideal circumstances.”
There is no one right way to say “thank you,” and the list of possibilities to do so is endless.
This year, American Farriers Journal is going one step further to help honor farriers with our “Farrier Spotlight.” From now until July 1, we are encouraging horse owners, grooms, trainers, etc., to submit pictures of their farrier working with horses, and share why they appreciate their farrier…