One year after Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s advanced farrier-training program was put on the budgetary chopping block, a revamped curriculum has been given the green light by the institution’s senate. Classes begin Oct. 26, 2020.
As the Western Canadian Farriers Association awaits the British Columbia government’s next move in creating a governing body for non-veterinary animal health care, farriery officials are putting their ducks in a row to ensure they are prepared to control their industry.
Six years ago, Wes Meyer was trimming and shoeing a lot of horses and making good money. Yet, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., farrier's practice wasn't doing as well as it should be. Meyer was chasing outstanding payments, his inventory was too high and his horses were losing shoes. He recognized the need for an improved way of doing business.
As Tax Day — Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — rapidly approaches, have you wondered about finding an easier way to determine your annual gross income? Woodbine, Md., farrier Gary Faulkner has a simple method that he uses.
Maintaining a full tool box in hoof care is a philosophy that Sedalia, Colo., farrier Jason Critton and his C-Cross Farriers team strongly believes in. So when a show hunter was having problems staying sound, Critton wanted to take a different route with the gelding.
There are few places in the United States where a modern community has no use for motorized vehicles. One such place can be found on Mackinac Island, just south of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Lake Huron.
The island, which is 3.8 square miles, outlawed horseless carriages in 1898, leaving three modes of transportation — walking, bicycling and horses.
Many within the farrier industry are well acquainted with Tucumcari, N.M., farrier Jim Keith as a horseshoer, toolmaker, educator, not to mention a talented artist with both hammer and pencil. The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member puts the latter to good use by sharing stories from his time working at the historic Bell Ranch in his book I Never Called Myself a Cowboy.
Teaching a new farrier how to properly nip the hoof wall can get hairy when working on a client’s horse. However, there’s a technique that you can use to help educate while also ensuring the horse won’t be trimmed too short.
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Kawell began as a university project geared towards innovation, problem solving, and maintenance services for the veterinary industry. Over the last few years we have worked with specialized companies and professionals in order to develop the theoretical and technical basis needed to design and manufacture a therapeutic product for the care of horses and prevention of disease.
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.