This Q&A is the first in The Farrier Guide’s series of Q&As conducted with established farriers to provide readers with tips on working as a farrier. In this Q&A we asked Mike Poe of Alpha Farrier Services about his decision to become a farrier, how to start a farrier business and how he successfully promoted his business … Read moreQ&A with Mike Poe of Alpha Farrier Services
Did you know that you arrived on Earth with a GPS device embedded inside you? You programmed it before you were born. It contains all the directions you’ll ever need in this lifetime. It’s designed to get you dead on target to your destined great work—the work you came here to do that uses … Read moreAre you on your career path? Advice from a career intuitive
With more than 25 years of experience horseshoeing, teaching and riding, Bryan Farcus educates horse owners around the country through regular hoof care demonstrations and horse clinics. The Farrier Guide caught up with Farcus to ask him about the basics of hoof care and how horses and horse owners benefit from the services of a farrier. … Read moreQ&A with Bryan Farcus on farriery and hoof care basics
Can you tell me about your program and school? I teach hoof care for three levels: a two-day course for beginners, a five-day intermediate course for those with mid level experience, and a five-day advanced course for experienced farriers. Most of my beginner students are horse owners frustrated by poor farriery standards and who want … Read moreInterview with David Farmilo of ABC Hoof Care
If you’ve decided that becoming a farrier is not quite the right path for you, but you still want to work with horses, visit Equus-blog. This website is an extensive resource for anyone interested in working with horses that features: Vocation 100 – a section that lists over 100 different horse-related job possibilities. Follow the links to … Read moreWant to work with horses, but not as a farrier?
The horse (equus ferus caballus) is an ancient animal that has evolved over the past 50 million years to the animal we see today, in its many different breeds. The Amazing Horse Facts infographic points out some of the amazing facts about this incredible animal. If you know of any amazing facts or interesting trivia about … Read moreAmazing horse facts [infographic]
Part 2 of a 2 part article series. Read part 1 here. A winning game plan One of the things that determine success is how far and how well we plan ahead. Most farriers are good at planning for the technical aspect of trimming and shoeing a horse and, by the same token, they may … Read moreHow to create a positive shoeing experience: A challenge facing today’s farrier (part 2 of 2)
The new age of old When it comes to caring for our horses, particularly the care of their feet, we’ve made some extraordinary advances. Many of our “old school” ideas have actually evolved from what was once considered the “gut instincts” of a few to become the “true and tested” methods of many. The horses … Read morePractical and natural horsemanship: A challenge facing today’s farrier (part 1 of 2)
For more than 9 million horses that exist in this country, there are only a surprisingly modest amount of hoof care professionals. Recent surveys suggest that the number of farriers is as low as 25,000. And, despite this alarming fact, after centuries of ever-changing ideology regarding the horse and its increased popularity with the public, … Read moreWhat is the meaning behind the word “farrier”?