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Farriers Week Reminder: Charge What You Should

When American Farriers Journal first recognized Farriers Week 24 years ago, the goal was to celebrate farriers during a busy time of year. Today, when aren’t you busy? Some days are busier than others, but it seems most farriers remain busier than ever, in part thanks to a surge of interest in horses over the last 2 years.
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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

What's Your Pricing Strategy?

With the hoof-care season about to hit full stride, many farriers have already raised their trimming and shoeing prices for the coming year. And if you haven't already done so, now's a good time to think about the impact higher supply costs can have on the need for boosting your prices.

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On-The-Job Safety

Proper positioning and stretching exercises will help prevent long-term injuries.
As a farrier, you're going to be working in a field with certain inherent dangers. You already know that and if you're finishing up horseshoeing school, odds are you've already had first-hand experience with some of them.
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Melissa Voigt

First Years Can Be Tough Ones

Novice farrier touts the benefits of
Late in 2003, I began my journey into the exciting world of horseshoeing. The school I chose to attend was a very reputable one, that offered 2-, 12- and 16-week courses. I chose the 16-week course, thinking that would be plenty of time to learn everything there is to know about horseshoeing.
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Analyze Your Business By The Numbers

In the only extensive farrier business practices survey of its kind, here’s your chance to see how you stack up against the averages

 Over the past 2 years, the typical full-time farrier in the United States has boosted the income for his or her hoof-care business by three and one-half times the average 1.9 percent inflation rate — by 7 percent or an average of $5,454 per year.

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