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Not Just for Boys

When horse owners call up Sam Gubera, they expect to hear a man on the other end of the phone. In this case, Sam is a woman and a farrier. At 27, she’s one of the few women in the job field in the San Francisco Bay area. Having taken horseback riding lessons since she was a kid, Gubera’s break from horses in college made her miss being around them. After a quick call to the farrier who serviced her childhood horse — also a woman — Gubera enrolled in the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in Plymouth, Calif.
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[Podcast] A Conversation With Dick Fanguy

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by American Equus, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Dick Fanguy, CJF, who previously served as American Farrier’s Association president. He remains involved with the industry by consulting with farrier cases and representing Stonewell Bodies.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by American Equus, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Dick Fanguy, CJF, who previously served as American Farrier’s Association president. He remains involved with the industry by consulting with farrier cases and representing Stonewell Bodies.
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Final Say

Work Wisely Today For The Unknown Future

A few years ago, my bad back ended my ability to get under horses. I still help other farriers shoe horses, but I don’t get under them anymore. My back was not injured from horses. It was ruined by crawling in and out of trucks to get what I needed — from having an inefficient rig.
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Research Journal: September/October 2018

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Soaking Hay For Ponies Many studies have examined the effects of soaking hay, specifically on the hay itself, but this randomized crossover experiment examined the effects of feeding regular hay, soaked hay (soaked in water for 14 hours, followed by 30 minutes to drain) and haylage on the insulin and glucose responses in 12 ponies — six with normal insulin/glucose metabolism and six with insulin dysregulation.
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Shop Talk: September/October 2018

The Texas Professional Farriers Association and the Oklahoma Farriers Association are holding the second annual drawing to benefit their Injured and Disabled Farriers Funds. A fully stocked Stonewell Bodies Middi Horseshoeing trailer worth more than $20,000 is the grand prize.
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Advice On A Multi-Farrier Business

Three horseshoers share their insight on managing a multi-farrier practice
There is no exact road map for converting a business to a multi-farrier practice. Figuring out that first step should be done after careful preparation. One of the most helpful resources is the experience of farriers who have already gone through this process.
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