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Plenty Of Arguments For And Against Licensing

As some push for regulation, the courts and the White House eye limits

Although there’s a considerable debate being waged over farrier licensing, it’s not an argument that’s unique to this industry.

A number of industries, courts, lawmakers and bureaucrats have been busy sorting through the profusion of perspectives and disputes — and dispensing a few of their own along the way. Much of the information gleaned from these cases and research directly apply to farriery.


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Documents Reveal Secret Planning For Farrier Standards, Registration

AFA leaders developed a program for school accreditation and farrier testing and registration that was funneled through a task force and put to the Board of Directors months later

Newly revealed documents show that a plan for establishing standards for farrier education, testing and registration was largely developed by members of the Executive Committee of the American Farriers Association by late April 2004.


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Schools Give Survey A Mixed Reception

Spot check of reaction to AFA survey plan finds university-based farrier programs endorse the effort, while private schools will open their doors, sometimes warily
There are more than 60 horseshoeing schools in the U.S. and Canada, so it would be risky to predict their general reaction to the planned American Farrier's Association survey based on the comments of a few. Just as telling, perhaps, is that several smaller schools did not return phone calls requesting their opinion on the subject.
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Cultivating Competency

An American Farrier’s Association function is “...to inform the public, and particularly the horse owner, of a quality and standard of service to which he or she is entitled...”

As early as 1356, farriers joined together to better themselves and their trade.


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AFA Candidates Speak Out

Offices of president, treasurer are on the ballot
I am running for president of our association and I'm writing this statement so that you all may be informed of what I believe our priorities should be for the next 2 years.
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AFA Certification

9/23/17
PPFA (DE)
2683 Bryants Corner Road
Hartley, DE
United States
Contact: Andrew Neilson
The Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association is hosting an AFA certification in Hartley, Del. Read More

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AFA Certification

11/10/17
Wesley Clover Park
4 401 Corkstown Rd
Canada
Contact: Paul Miller
The Ontario Farriers Association is hosting an American Farriers Association certification for all levels and areas. Read More

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AFA Certification

4/20/19
Heritage Park
2543 Macon Hwy
Watkinsville, GA
United States
Contact: Brian Beasley
The Georgia Professional Farrier's Assn. is hosting a certification in Watkinsville. Read More

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Washington Certification

6/7/19
Walla Walla Community College - Farrier Science Bldg
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA
United States
Contact: Brian Strelow
The Farrier's Assn. of Washington State is hosting a certification in Walla Walla. Read More

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AFA Certification

10/4/19
Grizzle Ridge Arena
52106 Grizzle Ridge Rd
Jerusalem, OH
United States
Contact: David Bentrem
The Mid-Eastern Farrier's Assn. is hosting a certification in Jerusalem. Read More

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AFA Certification

10/11/19
Henry Detweiler's Shaytown Blacksmith Shop
2558 Shaytown Rd
Vermontville, MI
United States
Contact: Henry Detweiler
The Michigan Horseshoer's Assn. is hosting a certification in Vermontville. Read More

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