From The Desk Of AFJ

From The Desk Of AFJ

Three Steps For Molding Better Clients

Every farrier has at least one client who square dances on your last nerve while wearing 4-inch spike heels. Although it’s tempting to fire an emotional or difficult client, improving your communication skills can go a long way toward improving your practice and keeping an otherwise good paying account.
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Want Better Vet-Farrier Relations? Improve Communication

Have you found yourself thinking that you were on the same page with someone only to find that you weren’t even in the same chapter? What very well could be a genuine attempt to be helpful by either party might be construed as something altogether different. That’s what makes the farrier-veterinarian relationship tricky.
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4 Easy Ways To Be Fired

Sometimes exceptional work with a horse won't matter — a farrier could be fired by the client regardless. All of the skill and knowledge with a horse didn't help. And as that farrier, maybe you're left wondering what the heck happened.
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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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