Mollie Nelson

Mollie Nelson

Mollie Nelson has been writing and editing professionally for over a year. A Wisconsin native, she is the Assistant Editor of American Farriers Journal.

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Career Advice From A Farrier Who Was In Your Place

Completing farrier school is an event that sparks transformation: a former student suddenly becomes a professional farrier, and from there, often progresses to being a small business owner. The first few years can bring many challenges, but also insight gained through experience. Stanley Mullen of Selwyn, New Zealand, is familiar with this, having graduated in 2015 from the Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond, Ky.
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Protecting The Barefoot Horse’s Feet

Two studies from Western Kentucky University explore how hoof boots help barefoot horses
Although some would argue that going barefoot is more natural for the horse in the long run, the fact remains that barefoot horses still face many of the same health concerns that shod horses do — and perhaps are at greater risk for developing complications from walking on man-made or rough terrains. Yet when a client insists that their horse is better off barefoot, what can a farrier do?
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Now Accepting Submissions For The 2018 Farriers Spotlight

We’re looking for tributes of our favorite hard workers for the 20th annual National Farriers Week
Farriers work hard year-round to provide quality hoof care for horses worldwide. Although we hope appreciation is shown all year long, each year we set aside a week dedicated to honoring your work. The 20th annual Farriers Week, sponsored by American Farriers Journal, will take place from July 8-14, 2018.
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Be Ready To Think Outside The Box

Virginia farrier Dave Giza shares his atypical approach in treating a difficult hoof-care case
Every now and then, farriers have to think outside the box when confronting multiple problems to restore the health of a horse's feet. Achilles was one of those horses that challenged farrier Dave Giza to be creative with hoof-care solutions. He had to meet unusual challenges with a unique support team, creative use of tools and new methods to reach a good end result.
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AFA and AAPF Weigh In On AVMA's Proposed Farrier Exemption Elimination

Discussion concerning proposed changes to the Model Veterinary Practice Act continues to grow. Both the American Farrier’s Association and American Association of Professional Farriers issued statements Friday regarding their knowledge of and stance on the proposed elimination of the farrier exemption.
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American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
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