The impact of the economic downturn and recovery has been a common discussion in the equine industry in recent years. Within farriery, some footcare practices have been devastated by the recession, while others witnessed little or no effect.
There is an article in the November issue of Horse & Rider magazine that may provide some help for farriers. The article looks at some core areas of horse ownership in which corners are cut to save money.
There's no doubt that effective pricing and getting paid are critical to your success. While there is no easy answer, no quick fix or any single solution, there are numerous things you can do to adapt to the current troublesome economic conditions.
Illinois farrier Vern Powell shares the benefits of looking at feet in terms of steel length instead of a standard factory shoe sizes. It could give you a leg up in a forging competition or when sitting for an examination.
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