There is a new entry in the roster of farrier organizations with the birth of the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF), whose founding members stress its commitment to education, communication and inclusivity.
For many farriers, the first exposure to a therapeutic shoeing situation comes unexpectedly. They arrive at a barn — perhaps after a frantic phone call from a client — and find a horse who has suffered an injury.
Jeff Ridley made at least 47 new friends in Brazil recently.The farrier from Leighton, Iowa, made a trip to the South American nation to conduct a clinic for horseshoers in conjunction with Fabio Furquim, a Brazilian veterinarian.
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
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