Working with an apprentice or an associate can be a great asset — if you are on the same page. Setting expectations early will save time and frustration down the road. The rules you give your helper don’t have to be the same as mine, but establishing what you expect is your practice is critical to everyone’s success.
When I was getting started in the farrier business as a teenager, I struggled with efficiency while shoeing horses, along with the myriad of other issues that plague a young, green farrier. I remember asking my Dad, whom I grew up working with, “How can I get faster?”
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.
Join today’s foremost equine hoof-care business professionals for the second Farrier Business Success Academy. This 3-day free-to-attend online educational event will teach practical strategies for operating a successful, profitable and growing footcare practice.
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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.