From The Desk Of AFJ

Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

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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Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

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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Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

Advice Beneficial To Any Business

The American Farriers Journal staff spent a day early this week planning the coming year and looking at ways we can better serve our readers in 2015. During the day prior to this strategic meeting, we spent an afternoon with the folks at Nordic Forge in Guttenberg, Iowa.
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Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

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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Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

Helping Owners Hear

There are times in life when you can tell someone important advice that is for their benefit. Despite sincerity of your message and the level of detail you provide, it goes ignored. For it to settle in, they have to hear/read that information from someone else.


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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

Forget About Hoof Color!

After California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, members of the general media jumped on the idea that the horse's white hooves might be a detriment to his racing career. For many decades, some folks in the equine industry have maintained unpigmented hooves are more prone to cracking, tender footedness and weakness.


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