Articles Tagged with ''Mitch Taylor''

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From The Desk Of AFJ

Are You Investing In Your Footcare Practice?

For 26 years within the pages of Poor Richard's Almanack, Benjamin Franklin shared pearls of wisdom that were incredibly popular. Many of them are still repeated today. Of all the gems that Franklin set in type, there's one that shines brighter than all the rest — "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."?
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Farriers And Research: A Possible Role

Hoof-care professionals could unite to build a valuable database that could be mined for a variety of information
When a farrier has trimmed and shod hundreds of horses thousands of times, it stands to reason that he or she will have reached certain conclusions about how trimming a foot this way, or applying a shoe in that way will affect a horse.
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Red Flags for Farriers

Could the Problem Be with Your Trim?

If the foot condition isn’t where you want it, look for the signs that you are inconsistent or aren’t addressing the horse’s needs when trimming
The trim is the foundation to what every farrier wants to accomplish with a sound horse — keep the horse that way. Get the trim wrong, and everything else done afterward in the shoeing process becomes compromised.
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The Peak Of The Summit

Footcare pros share some of the moments from the 10th annual International Hoof-Care Summit that left them saying “WOW!”
In the movie Forest Gump, the title character tells a reporter that his mother used to say, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.”
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From The Desk Of AFJ

Beyond 'Monkey-See, Monkey-Do' Hoof Care

Developing your ‘farrier vision’ is one way to become a better horseshoer
A big factor in separating the truly exceptional farrier from the competent might be developing your “farrier vision.” That’s the ability to “see” inside the foot, as well as to visualize not just the hoof, but also the hoof as part of the entire horse.
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