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Friday’s Farrier Facts & Figures

How Well Do Your Clients Handle Horse Care | Clinics and Conference Attendance

This week's facts and figures... How do You Rate the Abilities of Your Clients to Treat Thrush and Handle Related Horse Care (turnout practices, stall cleaning, etc.) and How Many Hoof-Care Conferences and Clinics Do You Attend Each Year? This edition of Farrier Facts & Figures is brought to you by Markel Insurance Co.
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Indiana farrier Cody Bogard shares his strategy for increasing hoof-care clients

Hiring a dedicated marketing person lets farrier focus on the equine foot while growing his business
When Cicero, Ind., farrier Cody Bogard started shoeing a little over 10 years ago, his mentors told him not to worry about getting clients. He would have plenty of work in a couple of years if he did two things: show up on time and return phone calls.
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Work Toward Your Signature

I work primarily with Morgans, American Saddlebreds and Hackney ponies. These horses require a significant time commitment from me. In my practice, working on seven or eight horses a day is tough for a one-farrier operation. Instead, I usually do about four horses a day.
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$300 For A Shoeing Job?

<strong>Editor’s note:</strong> Using an inflation calculator, the 1899 rate for the four new shoes and two pads would grow from $5 to nearly $150 in today’s buying power.
To some this is just an old invoice. But as a farrier, I see the history of our trade. It also tells me of the value of a farrier. The invoice on this page is from services performed by farrier Daniel Ward for the New York City Fire Department. These horses would pull the fire engine. A client of mine gave it to me after she had bought it for 50 cents at a yard sale in New York state.
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