Articles Tagged with ''Trimming''

Going With the Dogs

Some farriers think it’s fine while others think it’s a huge mistake to take dogs along on barn calls
Some 54% of farriers allow their dogs or clients' dogs to munch on hoof scraps while they are trimming horses during many of their daily barn stops. For many years based on traveling with farriers, I’ve thought the Jack Russell was the favorite dog breed of horseshoers.
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Client Concerns

A new client calls 2 days after you trim/shoe the horse. The client says that the horse is now sore, then asks what did you do to the horse. How do you handle this situation?
A new client calls 2 days after you trim/shoe the horse. The client says that the horse is now sore, then asks what did you do to the horse. How do you handle this situation?
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Shoeing for a Living

Farleys Bring the A-Game to Wellington-Area Shoeing

World-class equestrian competition brings out the best in horses, as well as the best in hoof care
Dave Farley’s late January day of “Shoeing For A Living” starts at Brooklyn Bagels, a deli-coffee shop, not far from his home in Wellington, Fla. There he meets his son and shoeing partner, Jay. He also hooked up with Red Renchin, the recently retired farrier who also serves as technical editor for American Farriers Journal, and me.
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The Effect of Laterality on Shoeing and Trimming

Horses tend to favor one side over the other, which has implications for hoof care and the farrier
Laterality is the term used to describe any animal’s propensity for using one side of the body predominantly and the preference for one limb over the other opposing limb. Put simply, we can call it “one-sidedness.”
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The Hoof-Care Bottom Line

Raising Your Rates and Keeping Your Customers

Do you break into a sweat at the very thought of raising your rates and having to tell loyal customers that you’re going to have to start charging them more? The biggest fear for many farriers is that many of their customers will walk away if they add even a tiny increase to their current prices.
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