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.
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?
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.
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.
This year's Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium held in Louisville, Ky., and the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) Convention, held in Kansas City, Mo., highlighted a number of new products on exhibition.
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
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From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.