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Red Renchin

Remembering Red Renchin

Friends and colleagues celebrate the Hall Of Fame farrier’s life and his generosity to the industry
The farrier industry lost a mentor and true gentleman when Red Renchin unexpectedly passed away on Aug. 29, 2015. The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame farrier and technical editor of American Farriers Journal was 70 years old.
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Backyard Shoeing

Backbone of a Shoeing Career

Veteran shoers say backyard horses are a great way to get started in the business and can help round out your schedule when you move up to more specialized hoof-care work
Shoeing backyard horses is like many other things in life. Everybody does it, but few want to admit it.
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Simple Scheduling Trick Nets Farrier 4 Weeks Of Vacation

Wisconsin shoer exerts control over his workload
So how would you like to schedule 4 weeks of vacation every year? It may sound like a pipe dream, but Mike Ehlert, a veteran farrier from Hartford, Wis., has figured out a way to do it, and shared his method with an audience at the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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So That's What Dad Does All Day

9-year-old “assistant farrier” describes her father’s shoeing day as part of “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work” event

Ever wonder what your shoeing day looks like through the eyes of your children?


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Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Working With Grooms...

Wisconsin farrier says taking the time to get to know barn staff pays off
A few years back, there was a small book that was a big hit titled,"Everything I Ever Really Needed To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten." Author Robert Fulghum expounded on  the importance of some of the basic rules for life that most of us learn at a very young age; rules such as, "Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours."
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Mike Ehlert

Getting By In The Face Of Ruin

It CAN happen to you. Serious illness or injury can bring financial disaster that rips apart a lifetime of shoeing work. An appropriate insurance package can be the safety net that keeps you from hitting absolute bottom.

IT WAS JUST 2 INCHES. Stepping onto the boat landing, the heel of Mike Ehlert’s left foot slipped just 2 inches, focusing all of his body weight on the twisting leg.


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