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Good Ideas To Improve Your Rig

Farriers, manufacturers share tips to make your job easier
When a farrier starts opening up a shoeing rig at a clinic, a curious thing occurs. The stories that are being swapped among the small pockets of congregants in the parking lot begin to lose their allure, and an easygoing migration begins. Like moths to a flame, farriers can’t resist checking out someone else’s shoeing rig. They amble on over, greet the farrier who graciously offers the welcome distraction and casually explore the mobile office.
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3 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Rig

A reliable, well-planned portable workstation is a boon for any farrier. It stores your tools, equipment and supplies. It’s a rolling billboard that promotes your business. Simply put, it’s your office and it needs to serve your needs efficiently to maximize your income potential.


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Four Ways Shoeing Rigs Can Improve Your Efficiency

Organization, lighter units and, yes, coffee makers can save you time and money
It's been said that efficiency is intelligent laziness. While shoeing eight horses a day hardly is considered a leisurely workday, there's something to be said about an economy of movement at the shoeing rig.
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What Are Farriers Looking for In Shoeing Rigs?

Manufacturers note trends among shoeing rig purchases and outfitting that indicate how many farriers are approaching more efficient rigs
Ever since the farrier trade evolved from largely a stationary profession to a mobile one, the shoeing rig has become a necessity for most practices. The farrier rig must be equipped with necessary tools and adequate supplies to handle the horses and their needs forecast for that day.
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Rig Safety is Every Farrier's Business

From proper propane storage to solid driving practices, ensure safety when traveling from client to client
The slogan “safety is everybody’s business” is a common one, but if you’re the business owner, you can also add “the buck stops here” when it comes to shoeing rig safety. If you’re not paying attention to it, who is?
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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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