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Shoeing For A Living

Building Upon a Strong Foundation

New York farrier Kalam Blessing focuses on improving horses’ lives by improving his skill set
Since he was a young boy growing up in south­­ern Pennsylvania, Kalam Blessing has had an affinity for horses. What started out as a child’s hope to score a few rides has blossomed into a career to help horses live more comfortably.
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Farrier Doug Figgs Nominated For Musical Talent

Farrier Doug Figgs of Lemitar, N.M., has been nominated for the International Western Music Association male performer of the year and entertainer of the year awards, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The awards ceremony took place during the annual convention on Nov. 7-11, 2018 at the Hotel Albuquerque.


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Help Your Backyard Horse Practice Thrive With These Business Tips

Farriers share their insights on establishing a successful clientele
Backyard horses comprise a significant portion of some farriers’ businesses and can be a very successful and profitable part if handled correctly. Prince Frederick, Md., farrier Patrick Quinn didn’t aspire to provide hoof care for backyard horses, but this is often the bread and butter of a farrier’s operation.
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More On What I Wished I’d Learned At Farrier School…

My “Frankly Speaking” column in the July/August 2018 issue of American Farriers Journal featured the results of a survey dealing with what farriers wished they had been able to learn more about while attending farrier school. The article summarizes the educational ideas they felt would have better prepared them for careers as farriers.
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From the AFJ Archives: May/June 2018

September/October 1996
1996 Article Overview Phil Fisher of Hastings, Neb., approached this article with a straightforward purpose: inform readers about how to shoe reining horses. At the time Fisher wrote this article, he was shoeing a few successful top reiners. This motivated him to share his own methods to farriers who might not be as familiar with reiners.
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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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