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Managing Inventory

What is your strategy for managing your supply of horseshoes and other frequently used farrier supplies? Do you order online? Do you go to the supply shop? How often do you purchase?
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Farrier and Firefighter

Texas shoer’s dual career has its benefits — literally
Zach Dicken made the decision 3 years ago to become a part-time horseshoer, and the farrier-fireman combination really works for him. He works a 24-hour shift every third day at the Lubbock Fire Department, which provides a steady paycheck and those elusive benefits that so many farriers struggle to pay for.
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Red Renchin

A Guide to Growing and Maintaining Your Business

After nearly 40 years of shoeing, Red Renchin shares what he’s learned along the way about developing and maintaining a successful business

“OK David, get the doors, we’re going to Willow Run.” With that, the apprentice farrier climbs out and waits for the customized Ford F250 to back out of the barn. After closing the doors, David Crandel climbs back in and fellow apprentice Chris Adicks drives the truck toward the first of three stops of the day.


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Practical Rig Tips

Some Assembly Required

Putting together a smooth-working shoeing rig is easy — once you’ve learned the hard way. So we asked farriers to share their rig problems and the solutions they found to them
Too much gear or not enough. Badly organized equipment. Low roofs and leaky roofs. Underpowered engines or poor fuel economy.
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New York Shoers Hone Forging Skils

Home-grown draft-shoe contest inspired by desire to challenge farriers to improve their abilities in the fire and at the anvil

Farriers Dan Yorke, Jim Nelson and Todd Gorton have all long thought it’s important for farriers to improve their forging skills. Last fall, the three friends from New York decided to do something about it.


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