Legislation that aims to impose the most sweeping changes to national labor law in 86 years is swiftly moving through Congress and promises to dramatically change the hiring practices of some farriers.
On its surface, Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 doesn’t appear to be relevant to the farrier industry. Yet, if the proposed changes to the federal labor law pass, it could significantly change the hiring practices of some farriers in the United States.
The legal challenges facing the Horseracing Safety and Integrity Act are mounting after a group consisting of two states, its racing commissions, two equine associations and a breeding farm filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the law is unconstitutional.
American inventor Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” It’s a sentiment that Derek Poupard can no doubt relate. After all, while he might not approach the more than 1,000 patents that are credited to Edison, the South African farrier has several creations under his belt.
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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