From The Desk Of AFJ

From The Desk Of AFJ

Top-Notch Hoof Work Really Pays Off

A few weeks back, a stranger wearing a cowboy hat sat down next to me in row 21 on a late night Delta flight. The conversation got around to horses, trainers, horse shows, judges and effective hoof-care. And he talked about the importance of having a farrier who can set up horses properly for a variety of show ring disciplines.


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Start Thinking About Raising Prices for 2013

Data gathered from across the country for the 2012 Farrier Business Practices survey can help you make effective pricing decisions for the coming year

Data gathered from across the country for the 2012 Farrier Business Practices survey can help you make effective pricing decisions for the coming year.


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Beyond 'Monkey-See, Monkey-Do' Hoof Care

Developing your ‘farrier vision’ is one way to become a better horseshoer
A big factor in separating the truly exceptional farrier from the competent might be developing your “farrier vision.” That’s the ability to “see” inside the foot, as well as to visualize not just the hoof, but also the hoof as part of the entire horse.
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Still Lots Of Skepticism About Soring

Even with more pressure being applied and despite indicating they're on board with soring reforms, the Tennessee Walking Horse industry continues to utilize this illegal and hurtful process.


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