Continuing Education

It is important for the professional farrier to keep pace with recent advances as well as the use and application of new products. It is also critical to frequently review anatomy, physiology and the function of the equine digit. A farrier also needs to consult with peers, push the limits of skills and have our work critiqued by the best in our industry. Below is a list of recent clinics, contests and certifications that I've attended with the intent to broaden my understanding of the art and science of horseshoeing and to give the best service possible to my clients.

 

North East Farrier Supply: Clinician: Garth Bodkin Working with aluminum, the fabrication and application of the heart bar and open toe egg bar shoe for the performance horse. September 11th 2010 Winstead, CT.

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Empire State Farrier's Association Thirtieth Annual Forging Contest Clinician and Judge: Tim McPhee CJF August 29th 2010 Dutchess County Fair, Rhienbeck NY

The Southern New England Farriers' Association: SNEFA spring clinic and contest: Clinician and Judge: Tim McPhee CJF May 30th, 2010 Myhre Equine Clinic Rochester, NH

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Horseshoes Plus: Annual Farrier Appreciation Day Clinician Dave Farley, CJF 12 Points of Reference for Evaluating Limb Balance April, 2010 2 Oak Hill Rd. Barrington, NH

Vermont Farriers Association: Dr. Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, DACVS Lameness & Podiatry Issues In the Performance Horse March 13th, 2010 Bristol Rescue Squad Building, 45 Monkton Road, Bristol, VT

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The Southern New England Farriers' Association: Dusty Franklin, CJF from Oklahoma American Farriers' Association Certification and Pre-Certification Clinic October 24 2009 University of New Hampshire Horse barn in Durham, NH

Vermont Farriers Association: Mitch Taylor, CJF Hoof Anatomical Dissection and Dynamics of the Equine Limb Under Load April 4th, 2009 Bristol Rescue Squad Building, 45 Monkton Road, Bristol, VT

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Cornell University: 25th annual Farriers Conference. November 2008 Ithica, NY

Southern New England Farrier's Association: SNEFA Fall Clinic and Contest Clinic with Craig Trnka October 24th-25th 2008 Marriott Hotel Concord, NH

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Vermont Farriers Association: John Blombach, CJF Certification Prep School November 1st, 2008 at the Eddy Farm, 1815 South Street Extension, Middlebury, VT

Vermont Farriers Association: Allie Hayes of Horse Science Lecture and lab with hands-on time Featuring models that she has prepared of actual equine limbs that have been cut at various angles to get a true view of what's going on in the foot. This will cover in-depth anatomy of the lower limb as well as some common pathologies such as laminitis. March 29th 2008 At Howden Hall in Bristol VT.

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American Farriers Association: 2008 Annual Convention February 26th-30th Lexington, KY