Dustin Kendrick, left, shown here helping a veterinary student at Purdue University, got a chance to learn himself when he spent two days with Kentucky farrier Conrad Trow. Kendrick won a “Day With A Clinician” door prize at the 2012 International Hoof-Care Summit. His trip was sponsored by Farrier Product Distribution of Shelbyville, Ky., an IHCS Educational Partner.
Dustin Kendrick of Fort Wayne, Ind., who has a farrier practice with his father, was one of the 2012 winners.
“My prize was to spend two days with Conrad Trow, a farrier in Kentucky,” recalls Kendrick. “FPD (Farrier Product Distribution of Shelbyville, Ky.) set it all up. Everyone was really friendly and helpful in getting my ‘Day With A Clinician’ organized,” says Kendrick.
Kendrick appreciated the fact that Trow and FPD worked around his schedule.
“I was actually supposed to be down in Kentucky with Conrad for a weekend, but had other plans for that weekend. So they let me drive down there on a Wednesday night and I was able to spend Thursday and Friday with them,” says Kendrick.
“While he was with me, we did a wide variety of different horses, and some things he’d never experienced,” recalls Trow. “We took him to Churchill Downs and we did some horses at the racetrack. He’d…