Items Tagged with 'Monica Hoff'


The Backyard Horse

The Year of the Backyard Horse

Introducing a new AFJ series that will zero in on what many farriers say provides the backbone of their shoeing book
The first “Shoeing For A Living” story that I ever did pretty much revolved around backyard horses.
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The Blame Game

Lame horses might have legitimate complaints, but they don’t point fingers at farriers. Should you?
When dissatisfied with the work of a farrier, one horse owner told us, she likes to “hit the nail on the head and get the air cleared. It isn’t always pretty, but it’s a necessary evil.”
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Hot and Cold Tips for Better Forging

Developing these skills will pay off in increased efficiency and better shoeing
Some of the most important work a farrier does takes place at least a few feet from the horse that’s being shod. Skills at the anvil can set a farrier apart from run-of-the-mill shoers. The ability to hand forge specialty shoes or fine-tune keg shoes can greatly enhance your ability to increase your shoeing incomes.
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Shoeing for a Living

A Day with Backyard Horses

Flexible schedule, cooperation with owners helps Wisconsin farrier operate smoothly
The sky is a steel grey and the bitter wind carries an icy edge when I meet farrier Monica Hoff in a Catholic church parking lot in the crossroads community of Mackville, a few miles north of Appleton in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley.
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