Changes in Millwater Horseshoeing Service:
You may have noticed changes in our website, literature, and business cards lately. Weve decided to focus on therapeutic, corrective, and special needs shoeing cases. Well continue to serve our established clients, and wont rule out new general farriery clients altogether, but our primary drive will be horses with lameness problems.
There are several reasons for this shift in focus. Years of shoeing almost anything with hooves have taken their toll on my old frame, and trying to shoe a barn full a day is getting harder each year. Our new farm is a long drive from the suburban farms where owners pay a decent price for quality shoeing, and Im not going to diminish my service level to compete in the low-priced, high turnover shoeing market out here. But the greatest reason is that, after years of continuing study and training, traveling to educational events, learning from some of the best experts in the world, and getting under a lot of horses, Id like to concentrate on shoeing the horses that not every journeyman horseshoer is capable of handling.
Soon we plan to have Prophets Thumb set-up to accommodate horses who need intensive farrier care and special upkeep to recover from lameness conditions.
We look forward to working with the vets, horseshoers, and other equestrian professionals as we expand our focus toward the Albemarle area. Our therapeutic specialization should make it easier to maintain cooperative relations with horseshoers, since were not interested in competing with them for their regular clients.
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