Custom Trailer Keeps Oregon Farrier Dry

Efficient workstation keeps Zach Morris dry and working

When shoeing in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, it’s a fair bet you’re going to get wet. The region sees 179 days of precipitation during the year — averaging more than 60 inches of rain and 4 inches of snow. For the sake of comparison, the national average is 38 inches of rain.

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Giving New Life to an Old Truck

Missouri farrier Ed Reardon finds a late-career project with a retired 1947 produce truck

About 15 years ago, Ed Reardon bought a retired  ton pick-up truck to add as a shoeing rig to his farrier practice. The idea for the truck goes back much earlier, though. Well-established as a farrier at the time, Reardon wanted to find and restore a 1947 truck — the same year he was born.  

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A Warm, Efficient Work Space

Minnesota farrier’s well-designed van improves his team’s efficiency
As the cold season arrives in Minnesota during November, Rich Lomen and Nate Stener and their four-man multi-farrier practice can expect temperatures to fluctuate between 41 and 9 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 5 months in the metropolitan Minneapolis area.
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2022 Farrier Business Practices Survey

Increased demand for farriers improves farrier gross income

Every 2 years, American Farriers Journal surveys the industry based in the United States to take its financial pulse. The most recent Farrier Business Practices Survey examined a multitude of factors during 2021. The results reveal that overall the industry has seen substantial financial gains. In almost every financial measurement, farriers increased revenue from 2 years prior — which also saw considerable gains.

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