What To Do in the Off Season

What To Do in the Off Season

     In a way, farriers are lucky in that the farrier business is kind of seasonal, and the season when the business slows is also the coldest, darkest, crappiest season to work in. It’s nice to watch snow, sleet, rain and/or ice pellets fall from the comfort of your...
Good Reads for Farriers

Good Reads for Farriers

The weather outside is frightful. And none of your clients want to stand outside in it. So while you have some free time and a good reason to stay indoors with a hot beverage, crack a book and get caught up on your reading list. In case you’ve never had a list,...
Farrier Work with the Older Horse

Farrier Work with the Older Horse

Old age sounds terrible. Physically. Mentally, it sounds amazing because you can say whatever’s on your mind and not care what anybody thinks about it. Being around older horses suggests that our equine partners experience the exact same thing as they age. They care...
Farrier Myths And Misconceptions

Farrier Myths And Misconceptions

     In a field like horseshoeing, which has been around for thousands of years, there are bound to be stories that get told and retold, regardless of how true they actually are. Horsepeople generally like to rely on conventional wisdom, so in the spirit of keeping us...
Speak the Same Language: Farrier Terms Decoded

Speak the Same Language: Farrier Terms Decoded

     Horse owners and clients have an amazing ability to nod along when farriers drift into technical talk precisely as if we know exactly what’s going on. It’s a good strategy for not looking like an idiot, but it’s often not the best strategy for gaining the...