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For the past few months, we have been asking the equine community worldwide to share their stories, pictures and videos with us for the 19th Annual National Farriers Week celebration this year from July 9 to 15. We received many submissions over the past several months, and here are a handful of the farrier tributes sent to us during that time.
At American Farriers Journal, we want to extend our sincerest gratitude to farriers everywhere for all you do. From our personal experiences with you, to those we read about, you are truly a remarkable group of professionals. Thank you!
“Donnie Karr is one of the most knowledgeable and hard working farriers in our area. He is truly a master craftsman when it comes to his chosen career. I absolutely love his work.”
—Tina Schroeder Loomis, Calif.
“Recently my mentor, Tim Phillips, passed away while working on a horse. He was 60 years old and shod horses for 40 years, and he was the most amazing human anyone could ever meet. He was a man among men and will be greatly missed in the horse industry. He was a father to me and words can’t describe the passion he had for shoeing horses and doing everything he could to provide the best service for the horses and the clients.”
—Kyle Hubbell Hamburg, Pa.
“I have been a farrier now for 43 years. A few years back, I suffered a broken tibia/fibula and was laid up for a…