Advice From A Rising Shoeing Star



Pictured Above: Brody White suggests accepting criticism of your work as a teaching moment rather than as an insult. 

Finishing farrier school means a significant jump — from student to full-time professional and, most often, small business owner.

Farriers with a few years of experience achieving the success they worked hard for know the challenges this brings and their accompanying struggles well — and how to deal with them.

American Farriers Journal established the Rising Shoeing Star award program in 2008. This program recognizes farriers making incredible progress in their first 3 years after farrier school — no easy task. In partnership with industry suppliers, the program highlights the importance of education and motivates new farriers to succeed.

The 2017 program sponsors include Boss Tools, formerly Electric Hoof Knife, Hawthorne Products, Nature Farms Farrier Supply, R.J. Matthews Co., Texas Farrier Supply, Vettec and American Farriers Journal.

Criticism is a learning experience, not an insult. Allowing people to critique your work will help you learn more. 

Do not take dangerous horses or bad clients just to grow your business faster. 

Go to clinics and contests. Meet people. Surround yourself with people who are better than you so that you can learn from them. 

This year’s winners include Brody White of Seguin, Texas; Jayce Fulbright of Hobson…

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Linda braus

Linda Braus

Linda Braus is the editorial intern for American Farriers Journal. For the love of stories, she plans to continue writing and editing after graduating with a degree in English and communication in May 2018.

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