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How Can Farriers Protect Their Interests?

American Veterinary Medical Association’s proposed elimination of farrier exemption underscores industry’s call to action
Farriers belong to an industry with a healthy contribution to the United States economy. The entire equine industry generates about $122 billion in total economic impact, according to the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation’s 2017 Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Horse Industry, which was released in late February. It’s responsible for 1.74 million jobs and $79 billion in total salaries, wages and benefits.
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Should Farriers Give Clients Tack Advice?

Some provide insight, some decline, but most recommend experts
Some horse owners might have a slew of equine professionals at their fingertips - trainers, instructors, veterinarians, nutritionists and fitters. Yet, others are on their own and trust one of the equine professionals they interact with - their farrier.
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Hoof-Care Email Q&A

The most important accessory is the forge. I have a Forgemaster with the stack. I’d like to have multiple storage options for bar stock since 80% of the horses I shoe are put into handmade, concave shoes.
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Booting Up Footcare Options

Farriers are finding boots offer many benefits other than just with barefoot horses
Selecting the proper boot and getting the right fit for a given situation is usually the difference between success and failure. Boots can be dangerous and unreliable when fit by untrained owners or trainers.
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Educating Horse Owners As Part Of The Job

You can improve your business by letting clients know how they can make it easier to do your job
You have a busy day ahead which means that keeping on track depends largely on having mannerly horses with clean, dry feet waiting when you arrive. Someone on hand ready to hold each horse for the duration without interruption is a plus, as are aisles clear of debris, dogs locked up and - of course - and payment waiting for you at the end of it all.
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Cash in on Product Sales

Farriers who sell products to clients find it accounts for an average of 12% of their yearly income
With horse owners requesting more product information and advice on managing their horses, there's a great opportunity for you to share your experiences and ideas with hoof-care clients.
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American Farriers Journal

American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.
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