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Farrier's Tips For Learning Horseshoeing

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.
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Ozarks Soldiers Get Schooled On Horses For Honor Guard

A school for horseshoeing and blacksmithing has some special guests for the next few weeks. Soldiers from the Honor Guard stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas are attending Shurshod Horse Shoeing School in Grovespring. They're learning skills to help the Honor Guard maintain its own horses. Sergeant Christopher Frost has been to Iraq and Specialist Cody Abshire to Afghanistan. They'll be riding in the inaugural parade this year and need to learn how to care for the horses.
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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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Bob Smith
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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Jim Poor's Shoeing Almanac

Check out these valuable shoeing tips from one of the country’s most skilled farriers
Few farriers have had more success in both shoeing horses and in forging competitions than Jim Poor. Here are a few of the shoeing philosophies and tips that the American Farrier’s Association Certified Journeyman Farrier from Midland, Texas, shared last year during a clinic at Centaur Forge in Burlington, Wis.
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