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Shop Talk: March 2018

FEI Taps AAPF/IAPF As Farriers For 2018 World Equestrian Games The American and International Associa­tions of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) will serve as the emergency farrier service providers for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.
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Summit Delivers Powerful Takeaways For Attendees

Industry professionals share some of the ideas they learned that will most benefit their practices
Another record number of equine hoof-care professionals invested in their continuing education in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit for “Sound Strategies For Better Footcare.” A wealth of information from some of the most knowledgeable hoof-care experts in the world was offered up to the 1,270 attendees from 18 countries.
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Farriers Sweat The Small Stuff To Keep Performance Horses Competing

Sore feet, abscesses occur regardless of discipline and require quick and effective hoof care
Performance horses, by the very nature of the work they are asked to do, are more prone to injuries than horses that are being used primarily for recreational riding. There are a number of studies that offer evidence that certain injuries are more likely to occur with certain disciplines, but an informal survey of several experienced farriers indicates that across disciplines, more common injuries such as sore feet and abscesses are the culprits that farriers most often have to deal with.
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Attendees Applaud “Outstanding” Summit

Footcare professionals soak up 4 days of “inspiring” education
A record number of equine footcare professionals took part in the 14th annual International Hoof-Care Summit to hear, “Trusted Practices, Innovative Thought.” Attendees of this winter’s Summit were treated to a wealth of information from some of the most knowledgeable hoof-care experts in the world. Over 4 days in late January, they had the opportunity to take part in:
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Shoeing for a Living

Mark of a Pro

Alabama farrier Mark Rikard has built a successful farrier business by focusing on results and emphasizing professionalism
The final days of February can’t quite decide if they want to be winter- or spring-like as we meet farrier Mark Rikard outside his home in suburban Birmingham, Ala.
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