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Reach Your Full Potential Through Continuing Education

Commitment, consistency and accountability will help you achieve your goals in improving your skill and knowledge as a farrier
I believe it is a tragedy if farriers don’t continue to learn. I am grateful that I have recognized that one’s skill level can and must continually improve — especially when I look back over my own difficult experience. Yet, there are no defined or required policies for established farriers to continue their education.
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Changes Come To AFA Certification Process

American Farrier’s Association to require examiners and testers to re-certify every 2 years
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” Following this insight from the late entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jim Rohn, the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) Board of Directors has taken measures toward making sure the word “consistent” will be often associated with AFA certification.
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Shoeing for a Living

Horseshoeing’s Engineering Puzzle Charms Finger Lakes Farrier

Kirk Smith enjoys the challenge of balancing the horse’s system of levers and pulleys

Horses have been a staple in Kirk Smith’s life long before he started shoeing horses in Freeville, N.Y.

He always had horses while growing up in the small farming town of Clark in northeastern South Dakota. He cut his teeth working cattle part-time as a high school student and later during his summer breaks while attending Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Along the way, he broke and trained horses.


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You Don’t Dare Stop Learning

Top farrier educators say continuing your education is vital for providing better hoof care and building your business
Concentrating on a particular discipline or area of interest in is one way to focus your continuing farriery education, says Bob Smith.
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Differing Views on Certification

Several AFA members took issue with an article by a school owner and responses from readers regarding the farrier education process

Several AFA members took issue with an article by a school owner and responses from readers regarding the farrier education process


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A Farrier's Viewpoint

Evaluating Farrier Certification Testing

Horseshoeing schools, AFA, need to work together to establish a program that can be beneficial to all
The American Farrier’s Associa-tion Education Committee, which I chair, has been given the task of developing a plan to increase the pass rate of AFA Certification testing. This is a standing mandate for the Education Committee.
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Virginia Certification

Via Shop
160 Mica Springs Ln.
Mineral, VA
United States
Contact: Carl Via
The Virginia Horseshoers Association is hosting a certification in Mineral. 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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Quebec Certification

3/9/18
Académie Equestre AMM
890 Joliette Nord St-Amable
Canada
Contact: Francis Dufresne-Cyr
Association des Maréchaux-Ferrants de Quebec is hosting a certification in Quebec. Read More

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Indiana Certification

3/23/18
East River Equine Hospital
3251 State Rd. 227 N
Richmond, IN
United States
Contact: Chuck Gibson or Kenny Hoyle

Southwestern Ohio Farriers Association is hosting a certification in Richmond. 

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Ohio Certification

10/19/18
Jerusalem, OH
United States
Contact: David Bentrem
Mid-Eastern Farrier’s Association is hosting a certification. Read More

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Utah Certification

11/16/18
Utah State University Equine Center
3580 S Hwy 89
Wellsville, UT
United States
Contact: Jacob Manning
The Utah Horseshoers Guild is hosting a certification in Wellsville, Utah. Read More

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California Certification

12/1/18
8252 13th Ave
8252 13th Ave
Hanford, CA
United States
Contact: TeaLa Yohe
The Western States Farriers Association is hosting a certification in Hanford, Calif. Read More

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British Columbia Certification

12/7/18
Kwantlen University - Farrier Barn
5500 180th St
Canada
The Western Canadian Farriers Association is hosting a certification in Cloverdale, B.C. Read More

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Virginia Certification

12/14/18
Alphin-Stuart Arena at Virginia Tech
500 Plantation Rd
Blacksburg, VA
United States
Contact: Travis Burns
The Virginia Horseshoer's Association is hosting a certification in Blacksburg, Va. Read More

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