American Farriers Journal

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July/August 2022

Volume: 48
Edition: 5

American Farriers Journal is the “hands-on” magazine for professional farriers, equine veterinarians and horse care product and service buyers.

  • Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents

    Frankly Speaking

    Farriers Week Reminder: Charge What You Should

    When American Farriers Journal first recognized Farriers Week 24 years ago, the goal was to celebrate farriers during a busy time of year. Today, when aren’t you busy? Some days are busier than others, but it seems most farriers remain busier than ever, in part thanks to a surge of interest in horses over the last 2 years.
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    Mineral Content in Foal Hoof Composition

    Briefings: July/August 2022

    • Mineral Content in Foal Hoof Composition
    • Veterinary Advice for Limiting Outstanding Invoices
    • Farriers Week is July 10-16
    • Equine Abdominal Taping Can Improve a Horse’s Trot



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    Shoeing for a Living

    Haul-In Farrier Practice Thrives in an Unlikely Place

    Jake Stonefield’s practice provides a controlled work environment in rural South Dakota
    Conventional wisdom suggests farriers must travel to their hoof-care clients if they want to stay in business. After all, what motivation do clients have to surrender the convenience of their shoer arriving at their barn to perform a valuable service?
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    Price Increase Best Way to Aid Profitability

    A Survey of farriers shows how their business are trying to weather the economic storm
    After experiencing the financial woes of the last few months, we wanted to understand how farriers are combating the impact of inflation on their practices. With fuel prices hitting record highs and continued cost increase of supplies, many farriers are struggling to remain profitable with their practices.
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    In Memoriam

    Remembering Bill Miller

    Hall of Fame farrier was an enthusiastic champion of the hoof-care industry
    International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Bill Miller of Olympia, Wash., passed away May 15, 2021. He was 96.
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    Benefits of the Omni-Directional Horseshoe

    Extensive experience and knowledge are required before application
    Achieving the benefits of the therapeutic applications that have been covered over the past eight installments generally can be replicated by most any skill level and budget. The same is not true for the ninth and final subject — the light rail or omni-directional shoe.
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    Badass Rigs & Trailers

    Converted Trailer Pays Dividends for Horseshoer

    Pennsylvania farrier Will Aichele pulls a converted horse trailer that has paid for itself several times over
    When he looked at buying a new farrier trailer in 2004, Will Aichele recalls that the substantial cost was daunting. The Hilltown, Pa., farrier was about a dozen years into his shoeing career at the time and felt he was on firmer ground, compared with those early years in which many farriers struggle with establishing a business.
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    The Way It Was

    Education and Entertainment When Lighting a Forge

    The never-ending push for farriers to improve efficiency in their practice
    Sometime in the early ’80s, Scott Simpson was running the farrier education program at Walla Walla Community College. I knew him well from taking an individual studies class during the previous winter. I wanted to improve my forging skills and Scott let me sign up for the class, but, having had 8 years in the field at that time, I worked apart from the regular class at the anvil rather than under horses.
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  • Featured Articles

    Featured Articles

    Frankly Speaking

    Farriers Week Reminder: Charge What You Should

    When American Farriers Journal first recognized Farriers Week 24 years ago, the goal was to celebrate farriers during a busy time of year. Today, when aren’t you busy? Some days are busier than others, but it seems most farriers remain busier than ever, in part thanks to a surge of interest in horses over the last 2 years.
    Read More
    Mineral Content in Foal Hoof Composition

    Briefings: July/August 2022

    • Mineral Content in Foal Hoof Composition
    • Veterinary Advice for Limiting Outstanding Invoices
    • Farriers Week is July 10-16
    • Equine Abdominal Taping Can Improve a Horse’s Trot



    Read More
    Open_SFL_Stonefield.jpg
    Shoeing for a Living

    Haul-In Farrier Practice Thrives in an Unlikely Place

    Jake Stonefield’s practice provides a controlled work environment in rural South Dakota
    Conventional wisdom suggests farriers must travel to their hoof-care clients if they want to stay in business. After all, what motivation do clients have to surrender the convenience of their shoer arriving at their barn to perform a valuable service?
    Read More
  • Digital Edition

    Digital Edition

  • Online Extras

    Online Extras

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    Online Extras: July/August 2022

    • Farriers Week
    • More Business Management Tips
    • Remembering Bill Miller
    • Gain more insight on Shoeing for a Living
    • Gain more insight about the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s regulations
    • Gain more insight on the Benefits of the Omni-Directional Shoe
    • Gain more insight on shoeing sport horses and high-low

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