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Grow Through An Apprenticeship

The art and craft of horseshoeing used to be passed on from master to apprentice, but today there are schools, books, DVDs and other opportunities and tools available for learning.
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The Farrier Apprentice

Making The Most Of An Apprenticeship

A good work ethic coupled with the enthusiasm and ability to learn will always serve apprentices well
In the March 2012 issue of American Farriers Journal, we looked at apprenticing and internships from the view of the mentoring farrier and business owner.
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Farriers' Roundtable

I sometimes hear farriers talking about using Venice turpentine with specific hoof problems. Can someone explain how it works and when and where to use it?
Q: I sometimes hear farriers talking about using Venice turpentine with specific hoof problems. Can someone explain how it works and when and where to use it?
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Farriers Roundtable

With lower-income backyard horse owners, how do you balance recommended therapeutic shoeing in cases of lameness with the reality of what they are willing to pay for your services?
Q. With lower-income backyard horse owners, how do you balance recommended therapeutic hoeing in cases of lameness with the reality of what they are willing to pay for your services?
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Farriers' Roundtable

I have a client with a large barn who shoes halter horses. The client wants wedge pads on her yearlings, which I don’t agree with. What’s the best way to tell her no?
Q:I have a client with a large barn who shoes halter horses. The client wants wedge pads on her yearlings, which I don’t agree with. What’s the best way to tell her no? — Michigan Farrier
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Advice On Building A Farrier Business After Relocation

I became a farrier 11 years ago and have been on hiatus for the last 2 years after getting married and moving twice. We are now living in Fallon, Nev., and I would like to build a shoeing business again. Does anyone have any advice?
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Hoof Wall is Pulling Away from Sole

My Thoroughbred was slightly lame for 3 weeks. He seemed fine out in the pasture, but was definitely sore when worked in the arena. I’m not sure if it was because he just had his shoes pulled or because the ground recently froze and his feet needed time to adjust without shoes.
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Conflicting Advice for Lame Horse

I'm working with a 9-year-old gelding Quarter Horse with bone spurs and possibly early onset navicular. X-rays and an ultrasound taken last year show mild, decreased vascularization of the navicular, an anterior/superior spur (small and slightly rounded) on the coffin bone and a sharp spur on the navicular bursa. The horse has been lame for 18 months.
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