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Shoeing Horses in Middle East Presents New Challenges

Farrier educator Mitch Taylor spent 18 months in Qatar helping to improve footcare while furthering his knowledge and ability
I believe that everything happens as part of a grand plan and as fate would have it, I accepted a job as the head of podiatry within the newly opened Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC) in Doha, Qatar.
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Persistence Pays Off In Navicular Case

Farrier struggles with a navicular case, but helps the Quarter Horse thanks to creative thinking, humbleness and owner patience
Our most important lessons as farriers often are learned through that one horse. These cases deliver an education that can’t be duplicated in any classroom. For me, that horse was Stretch.
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Colorado Supplier Shares Plans To Expand Educational Opportunities

Vern Olinger was committed to sharing farrier knowledge and providing educational opportunities, a calling that he pursued throughout his career as a renowned farrier and educator. Today, his legacy is carried on through the business that started out as the Hillcraft School of Shoeing and was transformed into Oleo Acres Farrier & Blacksmith Supply in Berthoud, Colo.
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More Education Means More Quality Work, More Profit

The International Hoof-Care Summit is the perfect name for an event where farriers meet to enrich our profession, boost our knowledge and better our lives, along with the lives of the horses and owners we serve

Many of us make this journey each year to the peak, the top and the highest point of the footcare industry, where we are educated by the best minds in the hoof-care profession.


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Sale Of Farrier School Isn’t End Of Education

The Tucson School of Horseshoeing was listed for sale on Nov. 9, 2018. After 45 years of being an educator, director George Goode will be retiring. With a degree in animal science, Goode founded the school in 1973 to offer 8-week farrier education classes. From there, the classes grew longer to cover more material and experience.
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Farrier Strives To Learn More By Hitting The Road

A 7-month journey provides answers and more importantly, improved knowledge and skill
Virginia farrier Paul Papdatos embarked on a 7-month journey to ride along with almost 2-dozen colleagues in order to learn and improve his skills and education. Find out what he learned and how you can apply it to your practice in the November 2018 issue of American Farriers Journal.
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Continuing Your Farrier Education

The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) has introduced a new level of credential deemed “Discipline or Stackable Credentialing.” The first discipline credential has been identified as hunters and jumpers by the Board of Directors.
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Benefit Your Practice By Understanding How To Help Apprentices Excel

A primary hoof-care education is essential to a successful working relationship with a mentor
Apprenticeships play an integral role in the industry by helping to educate tomorrow’s farriers while increasing the mentor’s earnings and managing the workload. Before the mentor and farrier school graduate enter into a working relationship, it’s important to understand the definition of the word “apprentice.”
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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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