Articles Tagged with ''farrier industry''

An Ever Evolving Industry

The past 40 years of farriery have witnessed important changes in the business practices of the trade
Hoof care has undergone a multitude of changes ever since the ancients domesticated the horse and assumed its responsibility. However, the last 40 years are arguably one of the most significant periods in its growth than any other 4-decade span. This time witnessed dramatic changes in how farriers work with one another, and saw unrivaled technological advancements.
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Celebrating 40 Remarkable Years

Equine footcare has seen many significant changes over the past 4 decades
Back in March of 1975, Henry Heymering mailed out the first issue of American Farriers Journal. Both the original 8-page issue (printed in its entirety starting at right) and the farrier industry have come a long way over the past 40 years.
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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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Backyard horses are the backbone of farrier industry. Beyond backyard horses, what disciplines do you work with? What challenges do you face keeping these horses going?
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Pat Burton
Local Association Spotlight

Farriers Ride to the Rescue After Rig is Stolen

Texan Pat Burton is the victim of theft, but finds out he has lots of friends
Texan Pat Burton is the victim of theft, but finds out he has lots of friends. It is often said that the farrier industry is like no other profession partially due to its close-knit nature. In May 2009, horseshoer Pat Burton received a reminder about this spirit.
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