From The Desk Of AFJ

From The Desk Of AFJ

Staring You In The Face

This week’s tip got me to think about a recent clinic I attended at the Minnesota School of Horseshoeing/Duggan Farrier Supplies in March. It wasn’t so much the tip that I took away, but how it revealed a truth weeks later.
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Welcome To The New AmericanFarriers.com

In early April, we officially unveiled a completely redesigned website. Featuring a clean, organized look with easy-to-browse content, the AmericanFarriers.com website will be the largest depository of equine footcare news and insights found anywhere on the Internet, with years of American Farriers Journal magazine content and containing all of the stories that have appeared in our bi-weekly Hoof-Care Insider e-newsletter.
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Carriage Horse Foes Ignore The Evidence

Certain quarters of our society direct a fair amount of derision and scorn at those who refuse to worship at the altar of science. So it’s rather peculiar that these same quarters ignore the experts while trying to rid New York City of horse-drawn carriages.
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Friday The 13th And Farrier Regulation

American Farriers Journal and the other members of Lessiter Publications are in the process of moving to a new office. Packing and purging for a move is not one of my favorite activities, so I’m happy to procrastinate by providing extra “scrutiny” when going through old magazines, story ideas and photos.
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Don't Be Timid

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.
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Are You Investing In Your Footcare Practice?

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."?
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Do You Carry Liability Insurance?

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.
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Bruce's Legacy

Like everyone in our industry, I was saddened to learn of the death of one of legendary New Jersey shoer Bruce Daniels. Bruce was one my farrier heroes.
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How's Your Reputation?

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?
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