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Farriers work hard year-round to provide quality hoof care for horses worldwide. Although we hope appreciation is shown all year long, each year we set aside a week dedicated to honoring your work. The 19th annual National Farriers Week, sponsored by American Farriers Journal, will take place from July 9-15, 2017.
National Farriers Week is a time for horse owners, riders, trainers, grooms, veterinarians and others in the equine community to say “thanks” for all of the terrific work farriers do. It’s also a time for farriers to recognize their mentors and other farriers who have been helpful in their careers.
It’s no accident 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 just how appreciated you truly are.
“Being a farrier goes far beyond normal hoof care,” says Frank Lessiter, Editor of American Farriers Journal. “We want to remind the equine community that farriers do so much more than normal trimming and shoeing, all while sacrificing their bodies and often in less than ideal circumstances.”
American Farriers Journal once again will be releasing the “Farriers Spotlight.” This spotlight features stories, photos and videos submitted by members of the equine industry recognizing their farriers. Additionally, it highlights submissions from farriers recognizing their mentors.
To take part, you can submit stories, photos and videos about a farrier or…