Letterbox: April 2016

“Ideological people with little or no hoof-care education became involved and found that money was to be made...”

Looking Ahead

The online article “Hoof Care Predictions For 2016” provided a good overview of what is trending in the farrier industry. Hopefully, some of the controversial subjects surveyed will be debated and resolved.

First, there is the subject of the need for veterinarian oversight. This has been a long debated subject that may be resolved when the veterinary community better understands the knowledge of good farriery.

Secondly, “barefoot” has always been an option for the horse. Ideological people with little or no hoof-care education became involved and found that money was to be made.

Thirdly, an effort should be made to make it more feasible to take on an apprentice by allowing for protection of the person teaching the apprentice, as well as the apprentice, both financial and legal. This would be a start.

— Jack Millman, Worthington, Mass., CJF, APF, Dip.WCF

A Cheap Way To Keep Glasses On


In response to the article on eyeglasses (“Improve Eyesight And Prevent Slippage With Specialty Specs,” Dec. 2015), I remembered that I used to experience the same problem with my glasses falling down when bent over, head down and butt up. I can’t stand anything around my neck, so I was looking for a quick fix.

One day when working in my area, I ran into a fellow horseshoer, Perry Price. I noticed that he had these rubber ear…

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