Articles Tagged with ''AFA''

AFA Minutes Reveal Little Of Plan For Training, Licensing

But the documents offer peaks at veterinarian’s interest, cost of farrier center and internal proceedings

Even after obtaining the minutes of Excutive Committee meetings from the American Farrier’s Association, farrier Donald Jones of Pleasant Garden, N.C., learned little more about how the organization’s leadership prepared a proposal for standardized farrier training and registration or licensing.


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AFA Task Force Being Revamped With New Members, Focus And Name

Education/Registration Task Force gives way as AFA leadership looks for representatives from inside and outside the group, and says school survey information will create database for students

AFTER A SURGE of controversy about its proposals on standardized farrier education and registration, the American Farrier’s Association has dismissed the original members of the Education/Registration Task Force who developed the plan and started looking for new members from inside and outside the AFA.


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Some Chattanooga AFA Highlights

DURING THE American Farrier’s Association annual convention in Chattanooga, Tenn., in late February, members re-elected Bob Earle of Chino Valley, Ariz., as vice president and Walt Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M., as treasurer.


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Horse Owners Welcome

"Horseman's Day" helps bring record-breaking crowd to AFA convention in Chattanooga

Dedicating a portion of the American Farrier’s Association convention to horse owners was apparently a good move, as record-breaking numbers attended the event in Chattanooga, Tenn., during late February.


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AFA Will Review Farrrier Schools Nationwide

American Farrier’s Association proposal eyes minimum curriculum standards and could grow to uniform testing for new farriers, registration for all horseshoers

Pointing to a need for increased professionalism and catching its own board of directors by surprise, the Executive Committee of the American Farrier’s Association and a task force it quietly created have proposed standardized education, testing and registration of farriers nationwide.


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Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing In The Green Mountains

Vermont farrier plies his trade in picturesque setting
It's late March in Vermont. The temperatures are slowly rising, melting more and more of the snow and ice that has held the valleys, peaks and ridge lines in its grip during the winter months.
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Advice From The Top

One of the best things about attending events like the 2003 American Farrier’s Association convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, in late February is the opportunity to pick up little nuggets of advice from the real masters of the shoeing trade.
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Champion Shoes Have The Floor!

Check out the winning shoes at the 2002 American Farrier’s Association competition in Lexington, Ky.
Check Out Competition Results From 2002 American Farrier’s Association Convention.
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