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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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Briefings

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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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

9/15/17
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

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Tonita Farrier Supply Clinic

5/12/18
Tonita Farrier Supply
Box 53 RR #5
Canada
Contact: Laurie

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

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Texas Certification

1/11/19
Tarleton State University Equine Program/Center
2101 CR 518
Stephenville, TX
United States
Contact: Tony Dawson
The Texas Professional Farriers Association is hosting a certification in Stephenville, Texas. Read More

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AFA-OSPHOS Regional Clinic

5/4/19
Auburn University - College of Veterinary Medicine
1010 Wire Rd
Auburn, AL
United States
The American Farriers Association and OSPHOS are hosting a regional clinic in Auburn, Ala. Read More

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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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