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Farrier Focus Podcast

The Farrier Focus Podcast releases an episode each week with inspiring tips, techniques, and strategies to help farriers unlock the secrets to succeeding in their business. With informative interviews, stories, and ideas, you’ll hear real advice on what it takes to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 31, 2019

In this episode, I share ten questions that reveal what it takes to raise your farrier business to the next level. I hope these stories, ideas, and questions help you evaluate where you are at in the growth of your farrier business and what it will take to grow your business to the next level.

Dec 24, 2019

Sadly, we lost John Marino this year on March 18, 2019. He was 84 years old. We had the opportunity to interview him for the Farrier Focus Podcast in June of 2018. Today, we are re-airing this podcast (June 19, 2018) to commemorate this great man. 

In this episode, John shares his early experiences of how he became a farrier after getting out of the Air Force, his early studies at the University of Arizona's Farrier School (where he studied under Donald Canfield), how he opened Across the Anvil Farrier Supply (which he operated until he sold it in 1991). He also discusses his contributions to the anvil industry by introducing a line of farrier anvils with wider faces and turning cams and the impact those anvils have had throughout the industry.

John also recounts numerous experiences with his Wednesday night forging classes at his shop and the farrier school he opened with Grant Moon in 1988 (Texas School of Farrier Science). John holds the Certified Master Farrier designation in the BWFA of which he is a charter member.   He also holds the Certified Journeyman Farrier designation in the AFA and the TPFA (Texas Professional Farrier's Association).  He served as Vice-President of the TPFA for 6 years.  He is an active lifetime member of all three organizations. 

John shares his experiences of operating JHM Manufacturing and making 6 styles of anvils and anvil stands until April of 2005, when he sold the business to Anvil Brand Shoe Company.

John has dedicated his life to improving and furthering the farrier industry through education and professionalism.  His influence has been far reaching and you'll hear his most memorable stories and experiences in this memorable episode.

Original Air Date: June 19, 2018.

Dec 17, 2019

In today's episode we talk to Dr. Doug Butler and Dr. Courtney Diehl, DVM to address a question about clogs vs. heartbar shoes.

Later, we talk to Leslee Connell Schwartz, daughter of famous horseman, Ed Connell. Ed Connell wrote the books, Hackamore Reinsman, Reinsman of the West – Bridles and Bits, and Vaquero Style Horsemanship. These books are well known among true horsemen and women all over the world. Ed was also a major contributor to Western Horseman for years. 

Leslee tells some great stories about the life of Ed Connell and some of the history of his books and training techniques.

You can purchase Ed Connell's books at: https://martinblack.net/product-category/dvds/books

 

If you would like to contact us with questions relating to your business, specific cases, general horse hoof care questions, or suggestions for future podcasts, please email us at farrierfocuspodcast@gmail.com. We might even feature your email in a future episode!

 

Dec 10, 2019

In today's special episode, we speak to Martha Crawford Cantarini, a living legend in not only the horse industry, but the film industry as well.

Martha has had a long career with horses and worked as a stunt woman in Hollywood movies such as Yellow Sky, Interrupted Melody, The Big Country, The Law and Jake Wade, Love Me Tender, My Friend Flicka and many, many others. She didn’t just do horse stunts either. She did all kinds of stunt work in movies and even starred in a few such as The Killer is Loose – a Budd Boetticher film.

Martha has worked with such stars as Gregory Peck, Charleton Heston, Elvis Presley, Richard Widmark, Robert Taylor and Clark Gable. She has doubled for Eleanor Parker, Anne Baxter, Shirley Maclaine, Debra Paget, Claudette Colbert, Jean Simmons and Patricia Owens just to name few!

Martha has always said of all the stars she has worked with, her favorites were her four-legged co-stars. We talk with her about her experiences in stunt work and in working with some of the best horses and horse trainers in the world.

Martha has been inducted into the Hollywood Stuntman’s Hall of Fame and received the Golden Boot award for her achievements in Western Films. She has written several magazine articles over the years, including in the recent Equus Magazine 498, Autumn 2019! She is an outstanding horseman and a living legend. We are so honored to speak with her today.

Get a copy of Martha Crawford Cantarini's book at: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/fall-girl/

If you would like to contact us with questions relating to your business, specific cases, general horse hoof care questions, or suggestions for future podcasts, please email us at farrierfocuspodcast@gmail.com. We might even feature your email in a future episode!

Dec 3, 2019

In today's special episode, we commemorate the landmark address that Burney Chapman and George Platt, DVM, gave in Dallas, Texas at the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) meeting in Dallas, Texas 35 years ago today! The 1984 meeting was significant because it was the first time a farrier had ever presented at the AAEP.

The presentation given by Burney Chapman who was a Certified Journeyman Farrier and George Platt who was a veterinarian is often cited as being a critical turning point in how equine professionals treated laminitis and founder. It is often noted that Burney Chapman and George Platt “re-introduced” the use of the heart-bar shoe to treat laminitis and founder at this meeting

Dr. Doug Butler weighs in on the profound effect on the 35th anniversary of that significant meeting. We also talk about some of his memories of both of these great men as he was fortunate enough to call both of them close friends. Sadly, both of these pioneers of laminitis treatment have passed away. Today we honor their legacy by remembering their long-lasting contributions to our noble craft.

 

If you would like to contact us with questions relating to your business, specific cases, general horse hoof care questions, or suggestions for future podcasts, please email us at farrierfocuspodcast@gmail.com. We might even feature your email in a future episode!

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