Articles Tagged with ''Frankly Speaking''

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Frankly Speaking: Farrier Tools Tell Stories

Adam Fahr's article on tuning a punch in the March issue of American Farriers Journal is a reminder of how tough farriers are on their tools, as well as the need for maintaining them. A well-crafted and maintained tool repays your investment many times over.


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Frank Lessiter
Frankly Speaking

The U.S. Equine Industry Is Gearing Up For A Comeback

Results from recent surveys of both horse owners and farriers indicate there are more positive signs for growth in the equine industry than we’ve seen in nearly a decade. While we’re not yet ready for a return to the glory times that took place prior to the 2008 recession, there’s data to indicate better times are ahead for farriers, footcare product suppliers, horse owners and trainers alike.
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Jeremy McGovern
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Reputations Suffer When Facebook Goes Awry

Among social media sites, Facebook far and away is the most popular among farriers. In part, this popularity is based on two benefits of Facebook: promoting businesses on a local level and discussing footcare with peers on an international stage. But there is a responsibility to conduct oneself as a professional on Facebook to protect that business.
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Jeremy McGovern
Frankly Speaking

The Importance Of Moving Beyond Your Mistakes

At the 2015 International Hoof-Care Summit, Dave Farley delivered the closing remarks, which fired up attendees to return home and work to excel in their footcare practices. The short presentation hit the mark and several attendees say that it was a highlight of their experience. You can hear that speech in its entirety at americanfarriers.com/farleyspeech.
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Make The Little Things Into Big Things

Topics on farrier-veterinarian relationships always are popular discussions and can often stir up a hornet’s nest. When it does, the speaker tends to focus on the differences of responsibilities and how the two professions should interact.
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Should Your Kid Become A Farrier? Or An Equine Vet?

Let's say you have a teenager who has grown up around horses and seems interested in pursuing a career in the equine industry. He or she has watched you succeed as a farrier and also has seen all the good work your family's veterinarian has done to keep horses in good health.
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