NICK RUSSO APF BENEFIT AUCTION
Posted December 04, 2014

One of our own, Nick Russo APF, of Loxahatchee, Florida is currently going through cancer treatments at a hospital in Houston, Texas. He has a young family and could really use our help. Let's make their Holidays a bit brighter. Monday, December 15, 2014 at Brooklyn Bagels of Wellington, 13873 Wellington Trce Suite B9, Wellington, Florida 33414. Breakfast from 7:30 am - 9 am. Auction starting at 9 am. We are still soliciting auction items. Please bring auction items to either Palm Beach Farrier Supply or Visby Products in Wellington, Florida. For additional information contact: James Gilchrist APF at 561-308-0346, Red Renchin APF CF at 414-412-9455, or Dave Farley APF CF at 561-310-1549



 


AAPF/CAPF WEBSITE TIP OF THE WEEK
Posted November 24, 2014

Here's a new feature where we'll be able to share with our members (and others) how to use the various features of our website - www.ProfessionalFarriers.comLet's start with "How Do I Learn How Many Continuing Education Credits I (or my farrier) Have Earned?"



 


AAPF/CAPF WEBINAR SERIES: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Posted November 06, 2014

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)



 


FPD ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW RANGER SERIES FROM KERCKHAERT HORSESHOE COMPANY
Posted October 16, 2014

Shelbyville, KY - October 15, 2014 - Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. (FPD), the largest wholesale distributor of horseshoe supplies in the US and Canada, has announced the introduction of a new line of horseshoes; designed and produced in Holland by Kerckhaert Horseshoe Company. The Ranger Series will launch with the first shoe, called the Ranger Lite, in November of this year. Made for the American market, the Ranger Lite is a versatile, light shoe, designed for both general work and pleasure riding. Building on Kerckhaert brand recognition and popularity, this shoe competes, in both price and quality, with similar styles currently available in the market.



 


INTERNSHIP AT FORGING AHEAD - Report # 3 by Alan Baker RN BSN MBA
Posted October 12, 2014

It has been a long busy summer with barely time to stand up and take a breath, let alone find a moment to write an article. We're going strong daily while all the eventers are getting in their last jumps and chasing their last foxes before bracing for what's expected to be another severe Virginia winter. Many will haul their horses south to Florida or other southern states seeking refuge from the cold before the worst of winter hits.



 


PROFESSIONAL FARRIERS AND LIFE DATA LABS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO BENEFIT ILL OR INJURED FARRIERS
Posted October 06, 2014

The American & Canadian Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/CAPF) are pleased to announce that Life Data Labs has become a Corporate Sponsor of their Farrier Assistance program. The AAPF/CAPF Farrier Assistance program was created to provide short-term assistance for members who are unable to work as farriers due to illness or injury.



 


INTERNSHIP AT FORGING AHEAD - Report # 2 by Alan Baker RN BSN MBA
Posted September 08, 2014

As Alan continues his internship at Forging Ahead in Virginia, he has provided us with another report for our members to enjoy.



 


INTERNSHIP AT FORGING AHEAD - Report # 1 by Alan Baker RN BSN MBA
Posted August 02, 2014

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.



 


DO YOU KNOW A FARRIER WHO NEEDS TO JOIN THE AAPF/CAPF?
Posted June 20, 2014

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).



 


CONGRATULATIONS TO DOUG RUSSO APF CJF ON HIS HIRING FOR THIS POSITION!
Posted June 05, 2014

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