The American & Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers are trade associations for farriers and veterinarians interested in equine podiatry. We also encourage suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers for the farrier industry to become members.
Our primary focus is Continuing Education for all professionals in our industry. We encourage professional farriers to attend clinics, seminars, contests, and other educational events to enhance their profession.
Through our Hoofcare Essentials® program we encourage horse owners to seek out professional farriers for your horses.
I was asked by Jean Meneley, the former president of the Nevada Professional Farrier's Association (NPFA), to write an article about my experiences as a new intern at Forging Ahead in Round Hill, Virginia. Let me begin by giving you a little background about myself. I've been riding, or working horses and cattle most of my life: packing mules into the Sierra Nevada mountains, ten years on the rodeo circuit riding saddle bronc and bareback broncs, and competing in the intercollegiate riding circuit for two different colleges. I train Mustangs and work extensively with people who adopt them. Over the last several years, I've gotten involved in competitive team roping...although there isn't a lot of that happening in Virginia! Professionally, I've been in the field of nursing for more than two decades, with the majority of that time being spent as a trauma emergency room nurse, while the balance was as a director/executive director holding a Bachelor's degree and dual Masters Degrees. After 24 years, I decided it was time to pursue my dream of combining my love of horses with my medical background to become a farrier specializing in acute/chronic equine care.
The AAPF/CAPF Webinar Committee (Jeff Ridley APF CJF TE and Scott Lampert APF) have scheduled our next webinar. (A link to register for this webinar can be found by clicking on the title of this webinar - see above)
Summer finds most farriers working long hours to meet the needs of their clients. But it's also a great time to encourage your friends and fellow farriers to join the American Association of Professional Farriers (or Canadian Association of Professional Farriers if they reside in Canada).
Vacancy ID # 140483 Title Farrier - Agricultural Specialist III Employing Department Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center Appointment ConditionsTerm, Full Time, Appointment Ending 06/30/2017 Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
American Association of Professional Farriers Inc.
Canadian Association of Professional Farriers Inc.
1313 Washington Street Unit 5, Shelbyville, KY 40065