Jeremy McGovern has been a journalist for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the American Farriers Journal staff for 7 years and serves as the Executive Editor/Publisher. A native of Indiana, he also is a member of the board of directors for the American Horse Publications organization of equine media.
Ever since the flip flop made its way from Europe 30 years ago, Versailles, Ky., farrier Steve Stanley has found it to be useful for horses under the right circumstances. He commonly uses flip flops as temporary solutions when managing harness horses that suffer from joint and knee pain.
According to American Farriers Journal’s 2019 Farrier Business Practices Survey, nearly 60% of farriers say that they frequently work in weekly consultation with an equine veterinarian. When working with a vet frequently, developing a good working relationship will be beneficial for all.
There are a lot of costs for any footcare business. Materials, insurance taxes and so on. But which is the most significant cost? California farrier Margie Lee-Gustafson believes it is what you pay yourself.
Last year, Shane Westman wrote a reflective paper on a personal experience of professional communication breakdown. For this paper, he selected a case from his private farrier practice in Washington in which conflict placed the client between him and the veterinarian.
When he qualified as a farrier in the United Kingdom in 1983, Haydn Price says he had “soul searching questions.” He began searching for answers and started accumulating case studies and research on his own work.
The most important tool for farriers is their body. Yet, over the span of a career, the body breaks down due to cumulative destruction generated by the day-to-day work. No farrier has ever beat Father Time.
With the exception of a horse treated for white line disease, John Favicchia’s day focused on helping horses stay sound and competing. However, he routinely works with veterinarians on therapeutic cases.
John Favicchia inherited a love of horses from his father, also named John. So passionate about horses, the elder Favicchia moved out of the city and bought a rundown farm in North Salem, N.Y., refurbishing it over several years.
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