Shoeing Apron Or A Suit And Tie, I'm A Business Guy

Farrier forms you can use to maintain a professional image



Scheduling appointments, keeping up-to-date records and billing clients are no-fun tasks because they require time; something that farriers don’t have much of to spare. 

Unfortunately, there’s no set standard to handling the business side of farriery. The way you tackle your paperwork is probably different from any other farrier. 

Farrier Form Basics

So what information is important to include on a farrier form and what is the easiest way to record this information?

Linda Jones, marketing and sales director of Farrier Forms in Loxahatchee, Fla., shares information you should include on your horseshoeing business forms and what other materials you need to run a professional business.


Form 1. (Left) This form from farrier Michael DeLeonardo of Salinas, Calif., provides basic shoeing information. Form 2. Right This detailed form designed by Farrier Forms allows you to simply check off the shoeing work you do for each horse.

All of your forms should contain the following information or space for:

  1. Name of your business or service, address and telephone numbers. Other options are: fax, cell phone number, Web site and e-mail
  2. Client’s name, address and telephone number
  3. Horse’s name
  4. Date
  5. Time
  6. Shoeing work done during the shoeing appointment
  7. Cost
  8. Date of next shoeing appointment

Form 4. Buff currently uses this new form. Note the differences from his previous form.


Form 3. The form Esco Buff of Webster, N.Y., used from 1984 to 1998.

Some farriers like Michael DeLeonardo from Salinas, Calif., write the description of the shoeing work done in longhand. 


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