Business Practices

[Podcast] A Conversation with Robin "RT" Goodrich

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, Executive Editor Jeremy McGovern chats with AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier Robin "RT" Goodrich.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, Executive Editor Jeremy McGovern chats with AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier Robin "RT" Goodrich.
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Friday’s Farrier Facts & Figures

How Often Do You Use Casting Materials to Attach Shoes or in Place of Shoes? | How Small Hoof-Care Pricing Changes Impact Your Profitability

This week's facts and figures... How Often Do You Use Casting Materials to Attach Shoes or in Place of Shoes? and How Small Hoof-Care Pricing Changes Impact Your Profitability. This edition of Farrier Facts & Figures is brought to you by Markel Insurance Co.
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Critical Keys to Successfully Work with Veterinarians

This article was originally published Aug. 5, 2019 and has been updated.
There are many equine professionals that you will work with throughout your career. One of the most important relationships you can build is with equine veterinarians. Together, farriers and vets develop solutions to help the horse. Both need to understand their respective roles to keep the horse’s health above all else — especially egos.
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Grow Your Skills with Continued Education

This article was originally published Aug. 1, 2019 and has been updated.
Attending and graduating from farrier school will help you lay the groundwork for a successful career — but if you want to continue to improve in your skills and develop as a hoof-care practitioner, it is only the beginning. Industry leaders point to an increasing emphasis on continuing education and professionalism in the farrier world, and the ongoing need to add to your knowledge and skills.
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3 Insurance Mistakes that Small Business Owners Make

There are a lot of things to consider when starting your own hoof-care business. Insurance protection should be at the top of your list. According to the 2018 Farrier Business Practices Report, conducted by American Farriers Journal, the vast majority of full-time farriers (95%) have some type of medical insurance. Yet, farriers are woefully underinsured in areas such as life (61%), disability (26%) and liability (46%).
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