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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Thoughts On Shoeing For Performance

There is no set recipe for helping a horse improve its performance through footcare. There are considerations that each farrier goes though in the evaluation and shoeing that are particular to their practices. In this session three farriers will share cases that exhibit how they approach helping a horse reach its full potential.
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2018 International Hoof-Care Summit

[Video] Simple Steps For Evaluating Your Work

Farriers must evaluate their work, especially when working alone. Dusty Franklin of the Five Star Horseshoeing School in Minco, Okla., says he’s developed techniques for examining his own work. Ultimately it will be the horse that determines the job you did, but to cut down on costly mistakes, his techniques will give you better insight.
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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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Thank You, Farriers

Our dedication to your dedication
For the past few months, we have been asking the worldwide equine community to share their stories, pictures and videos with us for the 18th annual National Farriers Week celebration this year from July 10 to 16.
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Improve Your Tool Efficiency

Proper care and use will make your job easier and boost your bottom line

The earliest evidence of human cultural behavior is the manufacture of tools.

Early man was developing tools to make tasks easier for at least 2.6 million years. Oldowan tools — the oldest-known stone tool industry — have been unearthed throughout Africa with the oldest found in Gona, Ethiopia.

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Shoeing for a Living

Staying One Step Ahead

Preparing for volatile changes in seasonal climates pays off with better feet for Oklahoma farrier
Large, fluffy clouds dot the blue skies over northeastern Oklahoma in late May. A beautiful day like this is fairly typical shoeing weather for Chelsea, Okla., farrier Craig Stark.
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Like other farriers, Mike Bagley was getting client calls from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. Understandably, it is hard to keep your cool when it seems like clients don’t respect your private time. Now the Canton, Ohio, farrier leaves it to his voicemail to help. The voicemail greeting states his hours of contact and informs the caller that he does not work on Sundays. “By limiting the times I take calls I’m adding a human element to myself,” he says. “It tells them in a subtle way that I am human too and need my time away from work like anyone else does.”
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News & Notes

WCB Team Comes Out On Top In New Calgary Format

This year's Calgary Stampede Blacksmiths' Classic took a new twist on the traditional competition with a team concept. Four teams of four farriers from the United States and Canada competed to test their skills and be the first team to win the competition.
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Back To Basics Clinic

Northeast Farrier Supply
210 Holabird Ave.
Winsted, CT
United States
Contact: Vincent
Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center and Northeast Farrier Supply are hosting a clinic in Winsted, Conn. Read More


Tonita Farrier Supply Clinic

Tonita Farrier Supply
Box 53 RR #5
Contact: Laurie

Delta Mustad and Tonita Farrier Supply are hosting a clinic in Saskatoon.

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AFA Pre-Certification Clinic

Kwantlen University Farrier Barn
5500 180th St.
The Western Canadian Farriers association is hosting a pre-certification clinic. Read More


Fall 2017 American Farriers Association Certification Mokena, IL.

The Land of Lincoln Horseshoers Association hosted the Fall American Farrier’s Association Certification on Sept. 22-23, 2017, at Nova Quarter Horses in Mokena, Ill.

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