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Advice On Building A Farrier Business After Relocation

I became a farrier 11 years ago and have been on hiatus for the last 2 years after getting married and moving twice. We are now living in Fallon, Nev., and I would like to build a shoeing business again. Does anyone have any advice?
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Hoof Wall is Pulling Away from Sole

My Thoroughbred was slightly lame for 3 weeks. He seemed fine out in the pasture, but was definitely sore when worked in the arena. I’m not sure if it was because he just had his shoes pulled or because the ground recently froze and his feet needed time to adjust without shoes.
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Conflicting Advice for Lame Horse

I'm working with a 9-year-old gelding Quarter Horse with bone spurs and possibly early onset navicular. X-rays and an ultrasound taken last year show mild, decreased vascularization of the navicular, an anterior/superior spur (small and slightly rounded) on the coffin bone and a sharp spur on the navicular bursa. The horse has been lame for 18 months.
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Customer Relations Issues

 Q: I know that sometimes accidents happen when working with horses and that unexpected expenses occur through nobody’s direct fault.


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Cocked, Bowed-Back Pasterns

Recently I was called to shoe a 4-year-old horse that had lived his whole life in a pasture in Nebraska. He was barely halter broke and had never had his hooves trimmed!

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How To Soften Hooves As Hard As Cement
Q: I own a 13-year-old, 15.3 hand black Quarter Horse and have had him for about 7 years. I ride him all the time. Well, he’s got hooves as hard as cement! I’ve been fighting this problem since I first got him. I get a very hard ride, especially at trots and stops.
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Lending A Hand To Donkey’s Feet
Q: Does anyone have any experience shoeing small donkeys and the trouble they seem to have with deformities (Such as ripples and bending sideways)? How long should they be?
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The Question Of Scheduling

How Do You Keep Your Clients Regular?
So you've got the horse balanced, trimmed up properly and shod and you’d like to keep him that way. You ask the horse owner about scheduling the next appointment and you get an answer just about as firm as the sky you’re standing under.
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More debate over certification standards
Farrier Kim Hillegas of Oakhills, Fla., touched off quite an online debate when she posted a question regarding American Farrier’s Association (AFA) certification standards vs. the shoeing needs of the individual horse on the American Farriers Journal message board. We featured some of the edited comments from that debate in our September/October issue and decided to include a few more this month.
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Oakhurst Equine Farrier Forum

3/6/18
Oakhurst Equine
18715 NE Highway 240
Newberg, OR
United States
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Oakhurst Equine Farrier Forum

7/3/18
Oakhurst Equine
18715 NE Highway 240
Newberg, OR
United States
Contact: Sylvia Ouellette
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