Articles Tagged with ''Mitch Taylor''

Documents Reveal Secret Planning For Farrier Standards, Registration

AFA leaders developed a program for school accreditation and farrier testing and registration that was funneled through a task force and put to the Board of Directors months later

Newly revealed documents show that a plan for establishing standards for farrier education, testing and registration was largely developed by members of the Executive Committee of the American Farriers Association by late April 2004.


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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing Down The Highway

Young Georgia farrier takes to the road as a sensible compromise between lifestyle and income
Even in Georgia, late February doesn't qualify as early spring. Nevertheless, it's a spring-like day, with temperatures already hovering around 50 in the bright early morning sunshine as farrier Derrick Perry drives the pickup towing his shoeing trailer south on I-75 from his home near the Georgia-Tennessee border toward Atlanta. It's not a short drive, but it's one he makes fairly frequently.
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Task Force Member Understands Both Sides

Mitch Taylor owns a school himself, but believes independence is no excuse for spreading incompetence among farriers
Mitch Taylor understands what he's gotten into as a member of the AFA task force working to establish standards for farrier schools.
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Too Old To Learn Farriery?

I'm a 37-year old woman who spent her younger years (until the age of 20) with horses. I went "astray" for awhile, but would like to rekindle my love for horses and try my hand at being a farrier. Is it feasible to begin learning farrier skills now with the objective of a career change? I would love nothing better than to work with horses full time, but am wondering if I'm  indulging little more than a pipe dream.
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Mitch Rawlings
Shoeing For A Living

Extremely Efficient Shoeing In Steamy Southern Illinois

Midwestern farrier wastes little time during a “typical” but hot, scorching day

ON A DAY WHEN the temperature easily climbs into the triple digits, Illinois farrier Mitch Rawlings, 44, an American Farrier’s Association (AFA) Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF), only sees one way to shoe a horse — efficiently. 


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Editor's Note: This exclusive series of American Farriers Journal reviews will help you select the latest videos on shoeing techniques, hoof care ideas and new products.


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