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Plenty of Shoes, Plenty of Considerations

By surveying many available types of horseshoes, Mike Wildenstein reinforces the farrier’s need to analyze several hoof-care considerations
To decide and define what type of shoes to use with horses, farriers must consider several factors. What about the horse's conformation? What's required of the horse? What's its health? What is the rider's ability? And so on.
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What Are Farriers Looking for In Shoeing Rigs?

Manufacturers note trends among shoeing rig purchases and outfitting that indicate how many farriers are approaching more efficient rigs
Ever since the farrier trade evolved from largely a stationary profession to a mobile one, the shoeing rig has become a necessity for most practices. The farrier rig must be equipped with necessary tools and adequate supplies to handle the horses and their needs forecast for that day.
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Shoeing for a Living

Who Are You Working For?

A day spent with Illinois farrier Tom Rock reinforces that a successful hoof-care practice is built on a commitment to providing footcare on an individual horse’s basis and solid business practices
Tom Rock, like other farriers, is a strong advocate of pursuing hobbies and interests outside of the equine world. He’s a knowledgeable farrier and a solid horseman, but says if you don’t “get away” from it once in a while, you’ll burn out. The Wadsworth, Ill., farrier has a few pursuits outside of farriery to relax — chief among these being golf.
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