From The Desk Of AFJ

From The Desk Of AFJ

Always Time To Give Thanks

We’re a little more than a week past the United States’ version of Thanksgiving. Despite football and post Turkey retail, it remains a day to reflect on how fortunate we are while others of different circumstances are not. Farriers seldom need reminder that the holiday provides specifically about the trade.
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Times They (Still) Are A Changin’

Farriery is an art and science steeped in tradition. Within that tradition is a commitment to honoring the basics. Yet, there is always a constant evolution within the system. New products come and go. New theories and research emerge that reshape our thinking about the horse. Some things will never change, but many others do.
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New Products: Evaluating Baloney Vs. Lasting Power

The September/October issue of American Farriers Journal marks the magazine’s 40th anniversary. In it, we’ll publish the original 8-page magazine that Henry Heymering ran in 1975. We also have a special section in which veteran farriers consider how the industry has changed over the previous 40 years.
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Senator To Put Farrier Schools In The Crosshairs

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, legislation was introduced that would require farrier schools to be accredited before accepting foreign students. While the bill never gained traction, it appears the bill will be reintroduced as the 14th anniversary looms a little more than a month away.
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