Trends act as disruptors affecting various aspects of society. Recognizing trends is one thing, but adjusting and responding to them accordingly is another. During the 2020 International Hoof-Care Summit, a panel of equine industry experts identified trends that will continue affecting farriery in the upcoming few years.
When Rosevine, Texas, farrier Ralph Hampton meets someone for the first time, you can bet the topic will eventually turn to horses. Hampton admits that some of his colleagues don’t like, nor understand why he’s adamant about marketing his hoof-care practice.
At his core, Ralph Hampton is a farrier.
Not like Jack is in construction or Jill is an administrator. The Rosevine, Texas, shoer is a throwback to the days when a farrier fulfilled an important role in a small rural town.
“This is not something you do for a living,” he says. “This is something you do for life.”
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From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.