Money is a touchy subject. Most of us want to spend our money wisely. In order to do this, we have to calculate value. When a horse owner has a farrier come to work on his or her horse, price is an important consideration. Price alone should not be the only consideration as to whether […]
In our most recent class, we have enjoyed having Will Comiskey as a student. Will came to Butler Professional Farrier School all the way from Queensland, Australia. A friend of Will’s, Rob Brown from Northern Ireland, recommended that he attend Butler Professional Farrier School after Rob had completed the program in November 2017. Will decided […]
How long should it take to trim a horse? How about to shoe a horse? To be a good farrier, do you have to be fast? These questions are frequently asked by those who are just starting out. Aspiring farriers can become discouraged because it seems to take a long time to do a quality […]
In recent years, there have been more and more women entering the farrier profession. There is a misconception that shoeing horses is a “man’s job.” Some may believe this is true because it is a very physically demanding craft. Women shouldn’t be discouraged by this inaccurate assumption. It is very true that being a farrier […]
It is very difficult, if not impossible, for farriers to determine their own skill level. Without a standard to measure themselves against with a largely uneducated public measuring their work, it becomes easy for farriers to deceive themselves by pretending and practicing above their actual skill level. Skill can only be properly defined and measured […]
Upon completing a horseshoeing course, some students wisely choose to continue their training with an experienced farrier. Occasionally, one of these students will ask, “How much should I expect a farrier to pay me for helping him or her a few times a week?” There are many factors to consider, but we usually advise not […]
Tips to Increase your Value in Customer Relationships ©2017 Doug Butler PhD, CJF, FWCF Butler Professional Farrier School The following seven important questions and suggested guidelines should be considered when attempting to establish good farrier – client relationships: Are you making a good impression? It is easier to build a good long-term relationship when the […]
There are few things that can compare to the soul refreshment that can be felt when riding a good horse in natural surroundings. Yet a lame horse can cast a dark cloud over what should be a rewarding experience. Farrier work is hard and exacting work. Those who enter the craft with less than a […]
Farriers are presented with different horse feet scenarios. Often these come as a last resort from horse owners. This was a horse that was injured 4 months ago. The owner was not sure how the horse injured himself. There is a bulge at the coronary band and the right front foot is beginning to […]
The average life expectancy of a horse is around twenty-five or thirty years of age. One year of horse age is comparable to 3 years of human age. In other words a 25 year old horse would be comparable to a 75 year old human and a 30 year old horse would be comparable to a 90 year old human.
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