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From The Desk Of AFJ

It's Time For A Little Constructive Criticism

Criticism creates a very definite reaction when it’s offered

Criticism creates a very definite reaction when it's offered.The best farriers evaluate their own work, and more often than not, find flaws in each job. The judging starts to get tricky, though, when others offer their 2 cents.


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Red Renchin
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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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Jeremy McGovern
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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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Red Renchin
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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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