Jeremy McGovern

Jeremy McGovern

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.

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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing Performance Horses in Oldham County, Kentucky

Kentucky Farrier Conrad Trow credits his success to dictating how his practice should operate.
Conrad Trow’s farrier practice is based in Oldham County, northwest of Louisville, Ky. When people talk about horses in the Bluegrass State, Lexington may often receive the attention, but Trow says that Oldham County is a hidden gem for the farriers that work there. Why? There are plenty of quality horses in a concentrated area.
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The Results from the 2019 World Horseshoeing Classic

The Scotland-based team emerges from the field of 16 after displaying consistent quality work through the 3-day competition
In its 10th year, the World Horseshoeing Classic brought top competitors from around the globe to Richmond, Ky., for this team competition. On March 2, Team Mustad grew its lead from the second day to take home the championship at the World Horseshoeing Class by besting 15 other teams after the 3 days of competition.
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The Legacy of Change

In the April 2019 issue of American Farriers Journal, we celebrate the legacy of Hall of Fame farrier John Marino, who passed away in March 2019. As you will see in the article in this issue, he had a tremendous impact on the farriers who knew him. He had a lengthy horseshoeing career that took him from the East Coast to the Lone Star State.
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Frankly Speaking: The Legacy of Change

In this issue, we celebrate the legacy of Hall of Fame farrier John Marino, who passed away in March 2019. As you can see in the article on Page 44, he had a tremendous impact on the farriers who knew him. He had a lengthy horseshoeing career that took him from the East Coast to the Lone Star State.
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Shoeing Principles for Club Feet

For veterinarians and farriers to properly address club feet, early intervention is the key
With his work in Kentucky, Craig Lesser finds management of club feet to be a common issue. Practicing out of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., the equine veterinarian and American Farrier’s Association certified farrier approaches these cases from that dual perspective.
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Shoeing Tips from the Winter 2019 Anvil Brand Clinic

Farrier Hank Chisolm and equine veterinarian and farrier Brian Beasley share tips on shoeing for soundness and using adhesives, respectively
Farriers all have differences in how they approach their work. Get a group of farriers together and this is evident down to the most subtle detail. At the mid-February Anvil Brand clinic, two farriers — one also being a veterinarian — presented different perspectives on footcare while working on the same horse.
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Steven Beane Wins Summit Mail-In Exercise

Concave challenge tests competitors, while delivering a practical shoe for many practices
For the fifth time at the International Hoof-Care Summit, VICTORY sponsored the Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise. This challenge was free to enter and participants each received a T-shirt for their efforts.
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