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Farrier Apprenticeships Rise in Popularity

Despite long, hard days and the dirty work of shoeing horses, farrier apprenticeships are in high demand in the U.K., according to The Guardian. There are nearly half a million horse-owning households there, instilling a passion for horseshoeing in the youth who are now seeking careers.
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Carmen Theobold

Climbing Horseshoe Mountain

The first shoe I ever pulled off a horse took 45 minutes. My arms, hands, back and legs were screaming at me why are you doing this??? Beads of perspiration dripped into my eyes as my fingers gave their best death grip on tools that felt awkward and heavier with each passing second. Still, the shoe would not budge.
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Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

Can Common Ground Be Found?

Admittedly, I was harsh and not thorough enough in the detail in my critique of the institutional evaluation of farriers contributing to veterinary continuing education. Due to the brevity of the editorial, I didn't touch on the farrier's responsibility in this.
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Farriers Offer Valuable Apprenticeship Insights

Hoof-care professionals detail payment methods, advantages and disadvantages of teaching apprentices in new one-of-a-kind survey
More farriers across the country are increasing their production, enduring less physical stress and in turn boosting the industry, all after making one decision - hiring an apprentice. As a result, some show their appreciation with generous compensation.
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