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2021 farrier predictions
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American Farriers Journal Editors Look into Their 2021 Crystal Balls

With the new year underway, the American Farriers Journal editors gazed into our crystal balls and made a few predictions on what we might see in the equine footcare market over the next 12 months.
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Why Horse Owners Tell Farriers… “You’re Fired!”

It’s more than just the feet, as professionalism and business management practices are also a major concern when owners decide to change farriers
Out of the blue, a client texts to say they’ve found another farrier. They may have a reason, whether good or bad, and explain to you why they’ve decided to switch farriers. Or you may never know why they made a change.
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Shoeing for a Living

Shoeing Hunters and Jumpers before a Show

New York farrier Justin Galli says going with the flow is crucial when show schedules have been disrupted by COVID-19
Farriery is in the Galli family blood. The family’s shoeing legacy dates back to Fondi, Italy, when blacksmith Orazio Savocchio immigrated to Millbrook, N.Y., in the early 20th century. He changed his name to Galli — another family’s name back in Fondi — because the longer name was difficult for non-Italians to spell or pronounce. His son Louis continued into the trade, later passing the torch to his son Paul. Fourth-generation farrier Justin Galli carries on the family tradition, following his father into the trade about 25 years ago.
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Frankly Speaking: Educate the 14-year-olds

I recently read a tribute posted to Facebook about the late farrier Bob Skradzio. The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member passed away more than 10 years ago, but is remembered by the countless farriers he impacted through his 60-plus years as a horseshoer. He was a link to industry history — one of the last to work street horses in an urban area who transitioned to a largely recreational riding practice.
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Hoof Nutrition Intelligence

My farrier says there are proud flesh concerns on a wound on the leg of one of my horses. How do I treat and prevent it from reoccurring in the future?

Lower limb wounds in horses sometimes develop excessive granulation tissue during the healing process. Known as proud flesh, the cause of its proliferation remains unclear. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by the International Hoof-Care Summit.
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