Items Tagged with 'record keeping'


Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

Technology Makes An Engaged Horse Owner

The editors at American Farriers Journal are busy working on the sixth edition of Getting Started in Hoof Care, our career guide for new farriers. This is a free publication sent to all farrier school students and to anyone who requests a copy. The purpose of this magazine is to emphasize the business side of farriery. I came across an interesting tip that will be part of an article on invoicing and records.

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Red Renchin

A Guide to Growing and Maintaining Your Business

After nearly 40 years of shoeing, Red Renchin shares what he’s learned along the way 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 Adicks drives the truck toward the first of three stops of the day.

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Farrier Innovations

Look, Ma! No Hammer!

Shoe-bending machines, careful record keeping and keen observation result in a system that’s a big time and energy saver

Just in case you haven’t noticed, shoeing horses is a lot of hard work. If you let it, the job will break you down and wear you out. Being a practical person, I have — from the beginning of my career — sought ways to preserve my body by making the job as easy as possible.

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