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Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

Who Judges Your Work?

I attended this past weekend's Hoofcare Essentials Clinic, presented by the American Association of Professional Farriers/Canadian Association of Professional Farriers. Among the presentations, Michigan farrier Jennifer Horn delivered a talk on how forging competitions have helped her continue her education and what judges look for from contestants' work.

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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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Doug Anderson
Shoeing For A Living

Blood And Bones

Maryland farrier bases his hoof care on attention to bony column alignment and encouraging circulation
The foundation of hoof care for farrier Doug Anderson comes down to something that sounds like it could be the name of a pirate or horror movie — Blood and Bones.
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Super, Super Prizes!

We’ve added a pair of exciting educational tools that will enable two attendees at this year’s fourth annual International Hoof-Care Summit to greatly expand their footcare knowledge.
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Forge Ahead With New Skills!

Take part in this highly educational worldwide forging exercise without ever leaving home
Based on recent telephone calls, a number of American Farriers Journal readers have already been hard at work trying to forge the Scottish hind preventer shoe for next summer’s mail-in forging exercise.
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Jim Poor's Shoeing Almanac

Check out these valuable shoeing tips from one of the country’s most skilled farriers
Few farriers have had more success in both shoeing horses and in forging competitions than Jim Poor. Here are a few of the shoeing philosophies and tips that the American Farrier’s Association Certified Journeyman Farrier from Midland, Texas, shared last year during a clinic at Centaur Forge in Burlington, Wis.
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