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New Hampshire Farriers Learn From Each Other

Working on horses at the University of New Hampshire provided four farriers a chance to compare their approaches to hoof care

An adage shared among farriers is that when you work in isolation, you become the best farrier that you know. It serves as a reminder that farriers learn from each other. Find skillful farriers who you can trust and spend time working with them.


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Teamwork Is Crucial At The World Equestrian Games

There are no short cuts when providing elite hoof care
Working the World Equestrian Games is often considered the crown jewel for many farriers’ careers. While shoeing the best equine athletes in the world certainly looks good on a résumé, make no mistake, this is not an individual event — it’s all about the team helping the horse.
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NRCHA Inducts California Farrier Into Its Hall Of Fame

Joe Magistri is the first horseshoer to receive the Vaquero Award
A California farrier was inducted into the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hall Of Fame after becoming the first horseshoer to receive the Vaquero Award. The NRCHA honored Joe Magistri on Oct. 18, 2018, for contributing to the cow horse industry and upholding the traditional ways of being a farrier and a cowboy.
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Farrier Strives To Learn More By Hitting The Road

A 7-month journey provides answers and more importantly, improved knowledge and skill
Virginia farrier Paul Papdatos embarked on a 7-month journey to ride along with almost 2-dozen colleagues in order to learn and improve his skills and education. Find out what he learned and how you can apply it to your practice in the November 2018 issue of American Farriers Journal.
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Farrier School Sees First All-Women Class In Its 30-Year History

Farriers aren’t seen as the horse wranglers that they once were in the Wild West — gruff men who tackled horses, five o’clock shadows and calloused hands. There’s a changing trend of horseshoeing being seen as a “caregiving role,” says Bob Smith, founder of Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School (PCHS) in Plymouth, Calif. More women are gravitating to this trade due to the appeal of helping horses and the freedom that comes with it.
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