Articles by Jeff Cota

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Why David Duckett’s Foot Balancing Method is Still Confused with Russell’s

Maryland farrier Matthew Taimuty revisits the differences 20 years after writing Duckett vs. Russell
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.
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The Benefits of Pads and Packing in the Show Horse Ring

Equine athletes compete more and at a higher level with sound choices
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.
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4 Steps to Grow Your Farrier Business

Florida farrier’s practice improves by changing prices, payment methods and shoeing cycles
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.
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