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Migrating Clients Require Farrier Communication And Collaboration

As seasons change and horses move between locations, farriers in different states must work together to keep horse hooves healthy
Farriers spend a lot of energy, effort and expertise to keep their charges’ feet in tip-top shape so that their clients can continue year-round. Some farriers have clients who opt to migrate their horses to other locations beyond their “home base” for part of the year, such as those whose clients show during the winter in Florida.
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Farrier Guided By “Classical Shoeing”

Horseshoer Alexi Gutierrez uses a solid base of footcare fundamentals to cover a wide range of horses in South Florida
It seems today that many horseshoers found farriery after having careers in non-equine fields. The influence of that previous life emerges in their everyday work. A horseshoer who served in the military often is very disciplined in showing up to footcare appointments on time. Farriers with a background in accounting tend to closely mind the dollars and cents going in and out of their practice. You get the point.
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No Need To Specialize

By handling many kinds of footcare work in a concentrated area, this South Texas farrier stays close to home so he can spend valuable time with his family
With a huge number of horses in his South Texas area, Matt Cooper finds he doesn't have to specialize with his trimming and shoeing work. Instead the Cleveland, Texas, farrier's diversified business offers quality footcare services to clients involved with trail rides, drafts, miniatures, rodeo, backyard horses, racing, mounted police and performance events.
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Day With A Clinician Delivers Helpful Hands-On Experience

A young farrier receives lesson in incorporating products unfamiliar to his farrier practice
Hands-on workshops and product demonstrations at clinics are commonplace in the farrier industry. What's more uncommon is getting a private lesson from a clinician. Sam Goderwis, a farrier from Burlington, Ky., won a day with Vettec's clinician Tab Pigg at the 2012 International Hoof-Care Summit.
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The Shoe On The Other Foot

When a horse suffers critical lameness in a single limb, it is often important to give as much attention to its opposite foot
In February 2011, an 8-year-old Quarter Horse named Andy was trailered from upstate New York to his new home in Georgia
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Post-Thrush Dryness

Q: I’m looking for suggestions regarding the treatment of a client’s horse who had a severe case of thrush in all four feet.
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