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Reader Commentary: Dec. 2017

Horse Owner Perspective: Work As A Team For Safety After reading your website article on the farrier who died on the job (“Wrongful Death Ruling Empowers Farriers,”, I wanted to say that my staff and I take responsibility for handling and controlling the horse for the farrier.
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Training Horses

Some owners have failed to train their horses at an early age to stand for the farrier. If you encounter an adult horse who hasn't been properly trained, how do you handle the situation? What education do you provide the horse owner?
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The Hoof-Care Bottom Line

Of Externs, Interns, Apprentices and Independent Contractors

If you have someone helping you in your farrier business, it’s important to know whether or not they’re also your employee
Many farrier business owners utilize novice farriers, apprentices and other interested individuals to help with day-to-day tasks such as loading and unloading tools, clean-up and finishing feet. But you need to be aware that a person being utilized in this manner may very well be an employee, entitled to employee benefits.
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Major Veterinary Groups Call For Ban On Action Devices Performance Packages In Tennessee Walking Horse Industry

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today called for a ban on the use of action devices and performance packages in the training and showing of Tennessee Walking Horses. These devices and packages are implicated in the practice of soring, which is the abusive act of intentionally inflicting pain to accentuate a horse's gait.
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