Retired AFJ Managing Editor Pat Tearney shares interesting observations from more than 50 ride-alongs he did with farriers in the following two articles:

To Each His Or Her Own
Not everyone agrees on the best way to Shoe For A Living.

There are many things that hoof-care professional hold in common. But there are also more than a few things where there are differences in approach. Here are a few of those I noticed while reviewing Shoeing For A Living articles and notes.

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Before I Started Shoeing I ...
Farriers come from a wide range of backgrounds.

There are some farriers who are practically born with a hammer in one hand and a hoof-knife in the other. I met quite a few of those while doing Shoeing For A Living profiles for American Farriers Journal over the years.

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