From The Desk Of AFJ

Frank Lessiter
From the Desk of AFJ

What We've Learned About Part-Time Farriers

Every 2 years, we conduct the exclusive American Farriers Journal Farrier Business Practices Survey, which reveals the latest trends and statistics on how hoof-care professionals operate their businesses. In the latest survey published a year ago, part-time farriers represented 26% of the farriers that took the time to answer our 4-page, 70-question survey.


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Frank Lessiter
From the Desk of AFJ

Duckett's Dot Still Hot

As has been the case for a number of years, there's still considerable interest and controversy among farriers when it comes to the theories behind Duckett's Dot. But there's no doubt the concept has played a key role in the evaluation of the horse's hoof.


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Pat Tearney
From The Desk Of AFJ

Don't Let One Slip Ruin A Good Day

Remember, you’re always in the public eye and bad impressions can overwhelm good ones

Remember, you're always in the public eye and bad impressions can overwhelm good ones.


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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

Great Britain Disbands Farrier Training Agency

Members of the United Kingdom's Farriers Registration Council (FRC) in late June pointed farrier training in an entirely new direction. That's when FRC members voted to disband the National Farrier Training Agency (NFTA) and hand the country's required farrier training over to three colleges that are already training farriers.


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Pat Tearney
From The Desk Of AFJ

Taking A Stroll Down My Own Horseshoeing Memory Lane

The first time I ever saw a horse shod, the farrier was my college roommate, John Hart. This was back in the early 1970s. John, who was a couple of years younger than me, had taken a spring term off from Ohio's Bowling Green State University, where we were students, to go to horseshoeing school in Oklahoma.


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