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Is Solar Power Worth Your Investment?

Consider the pros and cons before investing in an inverter for your rig
Farriers working where electricity isn’t available need to supply their own power if they want to use their power tools. Solar-powered rigs are an option that has gained popularity, but they might not be the right choice for every farrier.
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From the AFJ Archives: April 2018

July/August 1983
1983 ARTICLE OVERVIEW Steve Kraus, head of Farrier Services and senior lecturer at Cornell University, originally wrote this article for the 1983 July/August issue of American Farriers Journal. As a private practice farrier in Trumansburg, N.Y., Kraus originally approached this subject with the intent to clarify the purpose of Scotch bottom shoes and share his method of creating this complicated type of shoe.
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Equine Education Between Your Barn Stops

Podcasts can make the time you spend driving more productive
The most recent American Farriers Journal Farrier Business Practices Survey showed that the average farrier drives 322 miles per week. Maybe your total mileage for the job is higher or lower, but unless clients bring the horses to your shop, you’re spending time behind the steering wheel to get to appointments.
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Searching For The Missing Puzzle Piece In Problem Feet

Life Data Labs unveils new research project to study mineral content
Most horse owners focus much of their attention on maintaining a shiny hair coat, mane and flowing tail. However, many of these seemingly model horses also have problem feet. “What’s missing?” Mike Barker, sales representative at the Cherokee, Ala.-based Life Data Labs rhetorically asks attendees at the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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