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Path To Higher Education Pays Off For English Farrier

Mark Aikens successfully finishes an exhaustive 3-year journey toward farrier science degree
Mark Aikens of Norwich, England, recently earned his foundation degree (equivalent to an associate's degree in the United States) in farrier science from Myerscough College in Preston, England. The intensive, 3-year program is offered only to qualified, working farriers as a way for them to further their education.
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Hoof-Care Email Q&A

The most important accessory is the forge. I have a Forgemaster with the stack. I’d like to have multiple storage options for bar stock since 80% of the horses I shoe are put into handmade, concave shoes.
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Not a Textbook Case

After 4 and a half years, a club foot has delivered lessons in maintaining solid basics, utilizing consultations, relying on teamwork and employing creative approaches to hoof care.
In February 2008, Taylor Keenan, right, began working with owner Mary Fasciana, left, on her club-footed horse. Inset: This was the state of the horse's feet when Keenan first saw him.
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Shoeing for a Living

Purpose Driven Footcare

On a day that featured a variety of breeds and disciplines, the constant within Taylor Keenan’s practice was quality hoof care delivered with sound reasoning
Have an understanding of the how and why when making hoof-care decisions. Keenan says you are on the wrong path when you can't explain your methodology to clients. Every horseshoer knows a farrier who found the trade after previously pursuing one, two or maybe more alternative careers.
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