Best Horse Training Books – Review & Buying Guide

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Any horseperson knows that when you train horses, you never stop learning. The more you talk to and watch and listen to other trainers, the better your own training becomes. There are lots of times, though, when you won’t have the opportunity to chat with another trainer or to watch how someone else solves a … Read moreBest Horse Training Books – Review & Buying Guide

Horse Headcollars: The 2 Different Types and How to Use Them

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Horse headcollars may not appear all that important to novices, but veteran horse riders know that a headcollar is a useful tool that all riders need to include in their tack. An ideal headcollar consists of a headpiece, along with a noseband, and the entire thing is to be buckled around the head of your … Read moreHorse Headcollars: The 2 Different Types and How to Use Them

The Equine Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis May Help Your Horse

In the world of domesticated animals, there’s no doubt that one of our strongest relationships, aside from that with dogs, has been with horses. In the past, horses helped humankind plow fields and plant crops, and they pulled the wagons (known as wagon trains) that moved caravans of people from coast to coast and populated … Read moreThe Equine Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis May Help Your Horse

Commit to Lifelong Learning

This is perhaps one of the most important commitments you can make if you want to be on a happier, more productive and more fulfilling career path. The statistics about how many books people read after completing their formal education are appalling. Upon graduation, colleges and universities hold commencement ceremonies. The word commencement itself holds the clue that your life … Read moreCommit to Lifelong Learning

An excerpt from Horse Country – A World of Horses by Christine Meunier

Lise Hemmingway smiled to herself, studiously reading the available jobs listed on the sheet in front of her. She silently thanked whichever genius had decided to start a company that focused solely on advertising jobs in the equine industry and lining up capable people to take on these jobs anywhere across the globe. At nineteen … Read moreAn excerpt from Horse Country – A World of Horses by Christine Meunier

Blacksmith tools and supplies – a summary of costs and beginner options

If you’re looking to become a blacksmith the inevitable question of cost comes up in regards to tools, supplies and other startup necessities. So what blacksmith tools are needed to do the job? This article looks at some of the common tools and supplies blacksmiths use and lists their prices to give you an idea … Read moreBlacksmith tools and supplies – a summary of costs and beginner options

Farrier schools in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming (Northwest)

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Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 The Northwestern United States (typically referred to as Oregon, Washington and Idaho, but can also include Montana and Wyoming) has a few farrier schools to choose from. For those living in the region or who want to move there to do their farrier education consider the following options: Oregon Oregon Farrier … Read moreFarrier schools in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming (Northwest)

How to find the best farrier school for you

“What’s the best farrier school?” is a question that commonly comes up. Unfortunately, choosing a school is not as straightforward as picking out the best TV or computer from Best Buy since they don’t come with convenient labels ranking their attributes. Since everyone has different needs, likes and dislikes, choosing a farrier school is a … Read moreHow to find the best farrier school for you

How to find a farrier and keep up a good working relationship

From showing up late to doing a shoddy shoeing job, a number of problems can affect farrier-client relations. But there are also a few things the client can do to improve relations with their farrier. Certified Journeyman farrier Bryan Farcus MA, CJF, offers some advice in this Q&A. Do you encounter any difficulties with clients? Unfortunately problems … Read moreHow to find a farrier and keep up a good working relationship

How to make it in a career as a farrier: Q&A with Mark Plumlee

A third generation horseshoer, former rodeo cowboy, and owner/instructor of Mission Farrier School, Mark Plumlee has years of experience as a farrier and educator. As part of its farrier business tips Q&A series, The Farrier Guide asked him about his decision to become a farrier, his choice of certifications and how to make it in … Read moreHow to make it in a career as a farrier: Q&A with Mark Plumlee

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