Articles Tagged with ''AFA''

Frankly Speaking: Rather Than Just Talking About It …

Having a good veterinarian-farrier relationship should be evident. Working together as professionals will deliver the best possible care for the horse. Who would argue against it? Yet it seems that it still needs to be stated. It may seem obvious and overdone, but when we seek advice from farriers or vets, the subject comes up often.


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Letterbox: May/June 2016

Update On “Licensing” Effort
Progress continues in our work to define the professionalization of farriers. A few of us met and discussed many of the processes and permutations of the “Initiative to Professionalize the Practice of Equine Footcare and Farriery” in early March. We’ll meet in late summer, when progress can be assessed and new assignments undertaken.
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Jeremy McGovern
Frankly Speaking

If Or When Will Technology Revolutionize Footcare?

When Gerard Laverty started his apprenticeship in the 1970s, a friend warned him about pursuing a career in hoof care because the industry would be taken over by computers, eliminating the need for farriers. The friend reasoned that farriery was essentially unchanged for nearly 100 years, so the industry was ripe for massive change.
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Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

Real Estate’s Rule Also True for Farriers

The ever-changing demographics of the United States and Canada affect the types of clients farriers serve, stresses the farrier instructor from Kwantlen Polytechnic University outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. The area one chooses to live in greatly affects the types of horses and clients that farriers serve.
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Spotlight on Hoof Care

46th Annual Michigan Horseshoers Association Clinic Boasts Tough Competition

With four speakers and 3 days of competition, this historical event continues to offer learning opportunities

The Michigan Horseshoers Association (MHA) recently held its 46th annual clinic and contest in East Lansing, Mich. Sixty farriers from as far south as Texas and as far north as Canada came to attend and compete in the event. From Jan. 8-10, attendees participated in lectures and demos by Tom Willoughby of Crown Point, Ind.; Andy Canoy of Grand Blanc, Mich.; Laura Pylman of Laingsburg, Mich.; and Roy Bloom of Drummund, Wis., who was also the judge for several forging competitions held at the event.


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Remembering Bruce Daniels

Friends and colleagues recall how the Hall Of Fame farrier touched their lives
On Dec. 30, Bruce Daniels passed away at the age of 82. The South Harrison Township, N.J., farrier was a leader in the farrier industry, serving in a number of positions for the American Farrier's Association (AFA) including president, secretary and board member. He was also a several time member of the American Farriers Team.
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