It’s been nearly a century since Americans relied on horses as regular transportation, but that doesn’t mean that farriers — individuals who specialize in hoof care — are a dying breed.
Marcantel’s Farrier Service owner Shane Marcantel said farriers will be necessary as long as people own horses.
However, Marcantel said, it may seem that the industry is ‘fading’ because the tough economy can preclude recreational horse owners from seeking out the services of a professional farrier, limiting farrier clientele to those who earn a living from owning horses.
@HoofcareJournal wrote: Here’s the perspective of a farrier in Louisiana on his profession. Is his point of view different from a farrier’s in Oregon or Pennsylvania?
The economy has affected farriers differently, and here’s one point of view on why Scott is confident he’ll survive.
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