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Michigan Farrier Shares His Tips for a Successful 45-Year Career

Reliance on the basics of farriery and sound business practices promotes favorable outcomes
Forty-five years is an extensive period to invest one’s time in anything, whether it’s publishing a hoof-care magazine or shoeing horses. For the latter, it’s a nice long career. And for one farrier, the time has come to wind it down. Brown City, Mich., farrier Paul Melcher started his shoeing practice the same year that Hall of Fame shoer Henry Heymering published the very first 8-page issue of American Farriers Journal — 1975.
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10 Years of Change for a 35-Year Veteran

This Michigan farrier has made important changes in the way he handles both his life and footcare work over the past decade.
When American Farriers Journal celebrated its 25th year anniversary, Michigan farrier Paul Melcher was featured in the "Shoeing For A Living" article shown at right. What made this fitting was that Melcher had started his farrier career in 1975, the same year this magazine got its start.
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Farriers' Roundtable

Experience! After seeing thousands of horses over the last 42 years, I use a straight bar for horses that have a sheared heel, an overreaching or forging problem.
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Farriers' Roundtable

We know that basic malnutrition or shortage of nutrients can be one of the key factors of poor hoof growth. Certain specific nutrients can have a very high impact on how well a hoof grows.


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