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Hoof Pigment Plays No Role in Structural Integrity

Are black hooves stronger than white hooves? John Dollar documents in The Handbook of Horse-Shoeing, published in 1898, that hoof color is a critical indicator of durability and strength. The late Doug Leach refutes the anecdotal observations in a September 1981 article in American Farriers Journal.
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Farrier Comments on Hoof-Care Scenarios

Among the 144 full-time farriers who participated in our 2023 pricing survey, a number added comments regarding the various footcare situations

Among farriers responding to the American Farriers Journal 2023 pricing survey, a number added further explanations and details and along with providing their pricing strategies. Here are a few of their comments.

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2023 AFJ Pricing survey

What Would You Charge?

Here’s how 144 full-time farriers priced their work for 20 hoof-care scenarios
Some farriers are still charging the same prices as a few years ago, ignoring continuing increases in fuel, materials, inflation and other costs.
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2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

Take a sneak peek into a sampling of what 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees experienced at our 13th annual event.


Red Flags for Farriers

Red Flags For Farriers


This incredibly detailed 62-page report features detailed information on a variety of areas that hoof-care professionals have reported as impediments to the success of their business, challenges in their everyday hoof-care work and threats to the health of their horses’ feet. From posture problems to recognizing when to fire a client, this report will provide you with tips and advice to get your hands around minor issues early, before they escalate into major ones.


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Veterinarian Qualification- 1 Year AFJ Subscription



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Laminitis and Founder Clinic

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Contact: Jim Rennie
Rennie’s Horseshoeing is hosting a farrier, veterinarian, trainer and horse owner clinic April 8, 2022, at Hampton Inn and Montana Equine in Billings, Mont. The clinician is Travis Burns, FWCF, CJF (TE, EE), APF-I. Read More

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