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Hoof-Care Highlights: The Week of May 17

This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites.
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[Podcast] A Conversation with Walt Taylor

In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, we're joined by Walt Taylor, who discusses his history as a farrier, how the American Farrier's Association was created and a few of his thoughts on the state of farriery.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by SmartPak, we're joined by Walt Taylor, who discusses his history as a farrier, how the American Farrier's Association was created and a few of his thoughts on the state of farriery.
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Frankly Speaking: Rather Than Just Talking About It …

Having a good veterinarian-farrier relationship should be evident. Working together as professionals will deliver the best possible care for the horse. Who would argue against it? Yet it seems that it still needs to be stated. It may seem obvious and overdone, but when we seek advice from farriers or vets, the subject comes up often.


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Letterbox: May/June 2016

Update On “Licensing” Effort
Progress continues in our work to define the professionalization of farriers. A few of us met and discussed many of the processes and permutations of the “Initiative to Professionalize the Practice of Equine Footcare and Farriery” in early March. We’ll meet in late summer, when progress can be assessed and new assignments undertaken.
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Jeremy McGovern
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If Or When Will Technology Revolutionize Footcare?

When Gerard Laverty started his apprenticeship in the 1970s, a friend warned him about pursuing a career in hoof care because the industry would be taken over by computers, eliminating the need for farriers. The friend reasoned that farriery was essentially unchanged for nearly 100 years, so the industry was ripe for massive change.
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