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From The Desk Of AFJ

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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Equine Industry Gearing Up For A Comeback

While there are still many challenges, it appears that the equine industry is beginning to recover from its disastrous 2008 recession. This is based on the percentage of respondents owning horses or competing with them at the same or higher levels than 2 years ago.


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You Don't Have To Go It Alone

Horse owners and trainers expect you to be the hoof-care expert, but a real expert also knows when to ask for some help

J.D. Downs has been shoeing full time since 2006 and has built a pretty successful practice near his Frederick, Colo., home. If he has one particular piece of advice for young shoers, it's â"Don't get in over your head."


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