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Shoeing for a Living

Staying Current Along The Mississippi

Louisiana shoer Jimmy Gore flourishes by maintaining high standards and adapting to a changing horse-and-owner population
It's not hot on the bayou on this late February morning near Baton Rouge, La. Spring is running a little late this year, as it is for much of the country.
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Lameness In The Sport Horse

Connecticut vet reviews the more common issues you’re likely to see when providing hoof care for the “English” disciplines
Trimming protocols and choice of shoes vary for various riding disciplines. You don’t typically need reining plates, for instance, if you’re shoeing polo ponies. In similar fashion, certain lamenesses are more likely to be seen in horses used in one discipline than another.
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Scheduling Your Clients

How often do you see the horses on your books? What influences how often you see these horses for trimming/shoeing?
How often do you see the horses on your books? What influences how often you see these horses for trimming/shoeing?
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Shoeing for a Living

Third Career Is a Charm

California farrier Donnie Karr was 34 before he started his shoeing career, but he’s found that the job fits him as well as he fits shoes
Loomis, Calif., farrier Donnie Karr shapes a shoe while working at a small ranch in Granite City, Calif. Karr has been shoeing full-time for just over 13 years. This particular ranch is home to a number of cutting horses, as well as other horses used in Western riding disciplines.
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Nothing Normal About Zoo Work

Working on the feet of wild animals is not only gratifying, but also very challenging and educational
Steve Foxworth works on about a dozen species of animals at the Denver Zoo in a year's time, including this lesser kudu. He finds it often takes as long as 2 years to get an animal's feet in good shape while adjusting to a new environment.
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Shoeing's Dirty Dozen

Trimming seconds from these areas will improve your efficiency and pay off in an improved bottom line
When clients hire you to work on their horse's feet, they also buy a little part of your life. We farriers sell our time, our skills and the investment in our equipment.
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