Amish Farrier Shoe Hammers Out A Niche

Family-owned supply shop finds a growing market with composite rods
In the heart of Amish country, Amsterdam Farrier Supply is tucked away on the outskirts of New Holland, Pa. Its location and lack of signs or advertising make it difficult to find, but ask anyone in town, and they know exactly how to get there.
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Do You Have A Plan?

Developing a business plan helps you forecast, price and stay on track
One of the most important and fundamental parts of owning your own horseshoeing business is developing and maintaining a business plan.
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Are You Protecting Yourself?

Things you can do to avoid winding up in a legal battle
During the daily grind of horseshoeing, how often do you stop and scan your surroundings for potential hazards before pulling your rig into a barn? Do you knowingly check the shoeing area for fire hazards before hot shoeing?
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Why Liability Insurance Makes Sense

Solid advice to make you think twice about the risk of going uninsured when shoeing
In a sue-happy society, protecting yourself and your business should be at the forefront of any farriers’ minds. Though there may be a tendency to think liability insurance is not necessary in your shoeing business, you may want to think again.
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Be Part Of The Burney Chapman Memorial Quilt

Help American Farriers Journal staffers create another unique quilt in memory of this great Texas shoer that will be auctioned off to fund two of his favorite causes
In 2000, American Farriers Journal celebrated its 25th anniversary while aiding injured farriers through a commemorative quilting project.
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Web Resources For Farriers

Web sites address horse healthcare and propane safety
The internet is a good way to stay current on information for farriery. A new Web site from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and a few sites from propane organizations can serve as a good resource for farriers regarding horse healthcare and propane safety respectively.
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