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Badass Rigs & Trailers

Converted Trailer Pays Dividends for Horseshoer

Pennsylvania farrier Will Aichele pulls a converted horse trailer that has paid for itself several times over
When he looked at buying a new farrier trailer in 2004, Will Aichele recalls that the substantial cost was daunting. The Hilltown, Pa., farrier was about a dozen years into his shoeing career at the time and felt he was on firmer ground, compared with those early years in which many farriers struggle with establishing a business.
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Hoof-Care Highlights: The Week of June 12

This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites. Hoof-Care Highlights is brought to you by Meader Supply.
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Price Increase Best Way to Aid Profitability

A Survey of farriers shows how their business are trying to weather the economic storm
After experiencing the financial woes of the last few months, we wanted to understand how farriers are combating the impact of inflation on their practices. With fuel prices hitting record highs and continued cost increase of supplies, many farriers are struggling to remain profitable with their practices.
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Shoeing for a Living

Haul-In Farrier Practice Thrives in an Unlikely Place

Jake Stonefield’s practice provides a controlled work environment in rural South Dakota
Conventional wisdom suggests farriers must travel to their hoof-care clients if they want to stay in business. After all, what motivation do clients have to surrender the convenience of their shoer arriving at their barn to perform a valuable service?
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Mineral Content in Foal Hoof Composition

Briefings: July/August 2022

  • Mineral Content in Foal Hoof Composition
  • Veterinary Advice for Limiting Outstanding Invoices
  • Farriers Week is July 10-16
  • Equine Abdominal Taping Can Improve a Horse’s Trot



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