From The Desk Of AFJ

From The Desk Of AFJ

Farriers Hold Client Respect

One complaint I have heard from many farriers is their clients and others in the horse community lack respect for them. This is true among a small number of people who have no concept of what we do or lack a fundamental understanding of the importance of quality footcare (and the farrier's role in that).
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Technology Changes The Farrier-Client Dynamic

You have to take the good with the bad when it comes to technological advances making our lives easier. I recently spoke with a two farriers independently who each bemoaned a string of poor client interactions. That's not a new subject, but what struck me was how technology has changed the client-farrier interaction.


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Do Shoeing Schools Need To Adapt?

I am concerned about the high percentage of young farriers who do not continue in the profession after a year. For the most part, the evidence is anecdotal, as there aren't firm studies on it.


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Farrier Advice Stands The Test Of Time

A few days ago, I was looking back at some of the earlier issues of American Farriers Journal that we've published since taking over the magazine in 1992. And as is the case with most of the equine footcare articles we've produced over the past several decades, most of the information is still valid today.


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Soring Bill Tucked Away For August Recess

I remember a friend of mine in middle school who anxiously opened his report card to find out if he would be enjoy summer vacation or be sentenced to summer school. How harshly he would be judged on an incomplete final assignment in comparison to a semester's volume of work would decide his fate.


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Technology Makes An Engaged Horse Owner

The editors at American Farriers Journal are busy working on the sixth edition of Getting Started in Hoof Care, our career guide for new farriers. This is a free publication sent to all farrier school students and to anyone who requests a copy. The purpose of this magazine is to emphasize the business side of farriery. I came across an interesting tip that will be part of an article on invoicing and records.


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