When a student learning horseshoeing commits to his craft, he (or she) is entering a traditional profession that has been around since the 5th century and was once considered to be an essential part of the Blacksmith's services. The core skills of the farrier today are relatively unchanged since medieval times, and the student falls into the same role of the Blacksmith's apprentice as many others have before him during the past 800 years.
As the reigning Canadian farrier champion Iain Ritchie places horseshoe to hoof, a thick white smoke rises into the air. It is that smoke over the past 64 years that brings on McEwan's coughing. It is that same smoke that drives his passion for his work.
The Oklahoma Farriers Association will hold an American Farrier’s Association pre-certification clinic from March 27-31, 2023, in Minco, Okla. The instructors are Mark Thorkildson, CJF, AWCF, and Dusty Franklin, CJF, AWCF, ASF.
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From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness.