One of the benefits of having a little gray hair on your head is that it gives you the perspective of hind sight. One of the things I regret is not networking earlier in my career with the older seasoned farriers whom I regarded as unapproachable.
For 26 years within the pages of Poor Richard's Almanack, Benjamin Franklin shared pearls of wisdom that were incredibly popular. Many of them are still repeated today. Of all the gems that Franklin set in type, there's one that shines brighter than all the rest — "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."?
I received a phone call this week about two farriers in separate cases who each are being sued for injuring a horse. A day later, a separate discussion began on a popular farrier-only discussion board on Facebook about liability insurance. Both of these got me to think about the need for liability insurance.
As independent business person, a farrier often takes the pulse of his or her hoof-care business. This includes monitoring cashflow, managing your inventory and balancing your books among other matters. But how often does a farrier consider his or her reputation?
We all would rather do business with people that we know like, and trust. In the farrier industry, where both economic and emotional factors can come into play, it is essential to have that connection.
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Kawell began as a university project geared towards innovation, problem solving, and maintenance services for the veterinary industry. Over the last few years we have worked with specialized companies and professionals in order to develop the theoretical and technical basis needed to design and manufacture a therapeutic product for the care of horses and prevention of disease.
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.