Articles Tagged with ''certification''


Shop Talk: November 2020

Team Revolution Wins WCB Southeastern Team Challenge Farriers from across the country had an opportunity to compete in what was for many the first four-person team contest of 2020 when the World Championship Blacksmiths hosted the Southeastern Team Challenge at the beginning of October in Greensboro, N.C.
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Briefings: November 2020

U.S. House Approves Horseracing Integrity Act The United States House of Representatives on Sept. 29, 2020, approved the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act by voice vote with no opposition.
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Reach Your Full Potential Through Continuing Education

Commitment, consistency and accountability will help you achieve your goals in improving your skill and knowledge as a farrier
I believe it is a tragedy if farriers don’t continue to learn. I am grateful that I have recognized that one’s skill level can and must continually improve — especially when I look back over my own difficult experience. Yet, there are no defined or required policies for established farriers to continue their education.
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Changes Come To AFA Certification Process

American Farrier’s Association to require examiners and testers to re-certify every 2 years
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” Following this insight from the late entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jim Rohn, the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) Board of Directors has taken measures toward making sure the word “consistent” will be often associated with AFA certification.
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Shoeing for a Living

Horseshoeing’s Engineering Puzzle Charms Finger Lakes Farrier

Kirk Smith enjoys the challenge of balancing the horse’s system of levers and pulleys

Horses have been a staple in Kirk Smith’s life long before he started shoeing horses in Freeville, N.Y.

He always had horses while growing up in the small farming town of Clark in northeastern South Dakota. He cut his teeth working cattle part-time as a high school student and later during his summer breaks while attending Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Along the way, he broke and trained horses.

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Bob Smith

You Don’t Dare Stop Learning

Top farrier educators say continuing your education is vital for providing better hoof care and building your business
Concentrating on a particular discipline or area of interest in is one way to focus your continuing farriery education, says Bob Smith.
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