Dave Farley’s late January day of “Shoeing For A Living” starts at Brooklyn Bagels, a deli-coffee shop, not far from his home in Wellington, Fla. There he meets his son and shoeing partner, Jay. He also hooked up with Red Renchin, the recently retired farrier who also serves as technical editor for American Farriers Journal, and me.
Just about any equine veterinarian who specializes in hoof care or farriers who do a lot of therapeutic shoeing will tell you the thing they most rely on to do their work isn’t found in a toolbox, mounted on a shoeing rig or installed in a workshop or veterinary clinic.
Trail riding ranks high on the list of things horse owners do with their horses — no matter what other riding discipline they may be involved in. In fact, it’s thought that getting out of the ring is good for everyone — mentally as well as physically.
The Oklahoma Farriers Association will hold an American Farrier’s Association pre-certification clinic from March 27-31, 2023, in Minco, Okla. The instructors are Mark Thorkildson, CJF, AWCF, and Dusty Franklin, CJF, AWCF, ASF.
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