Communication between farriers was few and far between when Henry Heymering published the first issue of American Farriers Journal in 1975. Many shoers of that era recall counterparts packing up their tools when they arrived at a barn out of fear that their techniques might close the expertise gap. As a result, experience and ingenuity were largely relied upon to improve everyday work and efficiency.
Esteban Narez wants to learn how to properly trim and shoe a horse. Bob Smith of Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School wants to teach Narez how to do it. It’s a simple and mutually beneficial arrangement, at least until the state of California enters the picture.
While many farriers are experiencing little negative effects in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a segment that have hoof-care clients who are missing payments more so than usual. During times such as these, it’s best to be proactive with your clients.
There are a variety of strategies that farriers employ when raising rates. Many introduce an increase at the beginning of the calendar year for the sake of simplicity — new year, new rate. But is it the best time to do it?
Duckett’s Dot likely is the most commonly cited reference point for farriers when determining balance of the equine foot. Yet, acceptance of David Duckett’s theory didn’t go according to plan.
When Duckett presented his groundbreaking work at the 1988 American Farrier’s Association Convention, in Lexington, Ky., it was almost immediately confused with the writing of another.
In a time when small businesses across the country are struggling for survival amidst a global pandemic, Chicago is celebrating the imminent death of one of its long-time taxpayers — the carriage horse industry.
Wearing a mask to protect your respiratory system while grinding, gluing, not to mention social distancing, farriers with glasses often struggle with fogged lenses. One farrier has found a way to solve the problem with materials on his rig.
A show horse farrier’s job is to keep the athlete sound and in the ring. The hard truth of it is that if the farrier can’t keep the horse sound and showing, the client will replace them with someone who can.
Coshocton, Ohio, and Wellington, Fla., farrier Dave Farley has been shoeing equine athletes for more than 4 decades and strives to do his part so the horse can perform at a high level.
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.
Travis Burns, the associate professor of practice and chief of farrier practice at the Virginia-Maryland College of veterinary Medicine discusses his research in patching materials for hoof wall cracks.
Ocala's Farriery Supply and Finger Lakes Manufacturing in conjunction with the Florida State Farrier's Association is hosting Farriers Appreciation Day beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020. The clinicians are Dr. Larry Wexler, Tri Ellerbee, John Berkley, Ty Garner, Shane Allen, Mike Lanolfi and Mike Bennetch.
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