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Summit Attendees Gobble Up The Whole Hoof-Care Package

Attendees take home 4 days of nonstop education for their practices
It's not surprising that the 2015 International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) continued to set record numbers in attendance. It offers the most diverse lectures about farriery, plus the largest trade show in the world. The IHCS is the only place where the farrier industry can get the whole package in one place.
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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

Take Advantage Of 10,000 Years Of Shoeing Experience

When Bob Smith concluded the International Hoof-Care Summit program in late January, he told attendees that he hoped they had taken full advantage of the more than 10,000 years of trimming and shoeing experience that was represented by the folks attending this event.

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The Peak Of The Summit

Footcare pros share some of the moments from the 10th annual International Hoof-Care Summit that left them saying “WOW!”
In the movie Forest Gump, the title character tells a reporter that his mother used to say, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.”
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Shoeing for a Living

Who Are You Working For?

A day spent with Illinois farrier Tom Rock reinforces that a successful hoof-care practice is built on a commitment to providing footcare on an individual horse’s basis and solid business practices
Tom Rock, like other farriers, is a strong advocate of pursuing hobbies and interests outside of the equine world. He’s a knowledgeable farrier and a solid horseman, but says if you don’t “get away” from it once in a while, you’ll burn out. The Wadsworth, Ill., farrier has a few pursuits outside of farriery to relax — chief among these being golf.
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Professional Farriers Announce Formation Of Program To Assist Injured Or Ill Farriers

The American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) and Canadian Association of Professional Farriers (CAPF) Farriers Assistance Program is a grass roots program that allows our membership the ability to help take care of our own. This is a short-term program to assist members through tough times that may occur. There are three main functions of this program: networking, helping with work load while down and donations/fundraising. This program will allow the membership the ability to help fellow members no matter where they are located in a productive way.
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Farriers' Roundtable

What is the best way to handle a situation where a new farrier in the area is undercutting everyone’s prices for shoeing and trimming?
What is the best way to handle a situation where a new farrier in the area is undercutting everyone’s prices for shoeing and trimming?
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How To Find Success Before You Relocate

If you have to move your hoof-care practice, preparation and networking are the keys to your success
With the nature of our business, starting from scratch isn’t an appealing prospect for most farriers. At a career’s launch, a new shoer fresh to an area typically struggles to acquire clients while working to develop a solid reputation. Often, that novice farrier may take on the horses that established farriers don’t want or need on their roster.
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