Items Tagged with 'shoeing skills'


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Know the Warning Signs

Whether it’s a particular client or horse, learn to spot the critical signs that may spell trouble in the future
At last winter’s fifth annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, two veteran farriers tackled a number of frequently asked questions about the footcare industry. For the second straight year, this “Point/Counterpoint” discussion proved to be among the highlights of this annual event.
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William Moyer

Farriers Can Help Expand Vet Student Education

Here’s your chance to help veterinary medicine institutions do a much better job of communicating trimming and shoeing skills to students, staff and clients

Educating “tomorrow’s equine practitioner” continues to be a major challenge as the information explosion and the public’s demand for medical excellence continue to grow and expand. When it comes to educating veterinary students, the ability to provide essential training, expertise and experience in all disciplines, as well as with a myriad of species, means some aspects of veterinary medical education may only be lightly covered.

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Tax Court Opinion Makes It Easier For Farriers To Deduct Home Office Expenses

While it has been possible in the past for shoers to deduct the cost of an office in the home that is used 100 percent for business purposes, a new U.S. Tax Court opinion may make it possible to do so even if the room is used for some personal uses. But one caution is that this opinion went against the existing tax law, which requires a room be used “regularly and exclusively” for work in order to take a home office tax deduction.
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Cultivating Competency

An American Farrier’s Association function is “ inform the public, and particularly the horse owner, of a quality and standard of service to which he or she is entitled...”

As early as 1356, farriers joined together to better themselves and their trade.

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Competing Boosts Shoeing Skills

Farriers at the World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition had solid ideas on why competing can make you a better shoer
Competitors in the World Cham­pionship Blacksmiths’ Competition were convinced that participating in forging and shoeing contests can make you a better horseshoer. But they weren’t necessarily in agreement as to when young shoers should start competing.
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Getting Started As A Farrier: Shoeing For The Long Haul

There's no doubt farriers must have sound shoeing skills to be successful. But is that all? This shoeing instructor doesn't think so
TOM WOLFE has a secret. In the 16 years this farrier has taught at the Montana State Horseshoeing School in Bozeman, Mont., hundreds of aspiring farriers have enrolled in his course, hoping to excel at the art of farriery.
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