2017 was a big year for Dixie’s Farrier Service. In January, work began on a new shop and Kia Apple joined the company as the social media and marketing manager. In August, I changed my schedule so that more time could be devoted to Dixie’s. We went from being open one full day a week plus evenings to being open four full days each week.
As with any business, there are many aspects that are unseen. During the past year, policies and procedures have been written, the website has been redone, our social media presence has vastly improved, this blog was started, a new accounting system has been implemented and we are currently working on a CRM. We were also happy to be able to be a sponsor for the Indiana Ranch Horse Association and a business member of the Indiana Eventing Association.
As for the part everyone sees, I was under horses approximately six hundred times this year with trims accounting for just over 60% of those horses.
On a more personal side, 2017 has been a great year as well with the purchase of a new house, a major schedule change, and deepening and growing relationships.
Looking into 2018, I am excited to see where the Lord will take us and what He has planned.