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Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

How's Your Reputation?

As independent business person, a farrier often takes the pulse of his or her hoof-care business. This includes monitoring cashflow, managing your inventory and balancing your books among other matters. But how often does a farrier consider his or her reputation?
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The Backyard Horse

Information for you to Share with Your Backyard Horse Clients

In 2013, American Farriers Journal will help you educate your novice clients on the importance of regular hoof care
Backyard horses are an important part of a hoof-care business. Particularly with novice horse owners, farriers may need to serve as a hoof-care educator. For years, our readers have been telling us that backyard horses are the backbone of many of their hoof-care practices.
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Changes are Coming to the Hoof Care Industry: Are you Getting Ready?

Veteran farrier Gerard Laverty outlines some of the challenges he thinks farriers will face in the not-too-distant future.
Gerard Laverty, who teaches farriery at Kwantlen Polytechnical University in Surrey, British Columbia, says the recent economic downtown is the first one he's seen that will have a major effect on the horse and hoof-care business since he came to North American from his native Northern Ireland in 1981.
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The Hoof-Care Bottom Line

Increasing the Income of Your Farrier Business

There are more ways to bring in additional money than just by boosting your shoeing prices
Cutting expenses and investing wisely are good methods for improving your hoof-care business's bottom line. However, there are also many other ways to earn more money or increase your business income. Just as with cutting expenses, it takes a little imagination for any business to increase income, especially in these challenging economic times.
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Double-Barreled Hoof-Care Advice

Get Paid What You're Worth

Setting prices and getting paid isn't difficult if clients know what you expect
As part of the sixth annual International Hoof-Care Summit, two veteran farriers tackled two dozen of the most frequently asked questions concerning all aspects the footcare industry.
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Red Renchin

A Guide to Growing and Maintaining Your Business

Lessons that the late Red Renchin learned 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 Adickes drives the truck toward the first of three stops of the day.
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Farrier Finances

Farrier Finances Toeing the Line

Data from last summer’s American Farriers Journal survey indicates the shoeing business is reflecting the country’s economic problems
Reflecting the overall economy of the United States, the average American farrier has struggled to gain financial ground over the past 2 years.
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Backyard Shoeing

Backbone of a Shoeing Career

Veteran shoers say backyard horses are a great way to get started in the business and can help round out your schedule when you move up to more specialized hoof-care work
Shoeing backyard horses is like many other things in life. Everybody does it, but few want to admit it.
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