GOALS OF THE ASSOCIATION

The Farrier
  • The number one objective of the AAPF is to support and recognize farriers as experienced and educated professionals.
  • Toward that end, the AAPF will establish a respected Accreditation platform that publicly illustrates dedication and commitment to the profession as well to specialty areas.
  • The association will also be the support site for continuing education; member benefits; relationships with fellow farriers, veterinarians, suppliers and horse owners; and business management opportunities.
  • The AAPF will enhance the position of the farrier as a professional and provide the education and support tools for continued and improved success. 
The Horse
  • The AAPF is confident it will improve the foundation and knowledge for both beginning and experienced farriers by encouraging and promoting continuing education.
  • Additionally, the association will provide a support system of information, experience and contacts.
  • These opportunities will ultimately improve the care and service provided to all horses. 
The Owner
  • Owners will now have a reference that will identify dedicated and educated farriers.
  • They will be able to choose a farrier based on Accreditation while clearly understanding the education and experience of the farrier.
  • Owners can be assured that to obtain and maintain these titles, their farrier is up to date on research, techniques, and products.
  • Owners can feel confident knowing that their farrier is part of an association of available professionals if advice or experience is needed. 
The Industry
  • The AAPF recognizes and appreciates the dedication and commitment of the equine industry.
  • It is the goal of the AAPF to be a productive source of information and experience for the entire equine industry.
  • The AAPF plans to support the equine industry by providing other associations with assistance wherever and whenever possible.
  • The AAPF looks forward to building well?balanced, steadfast relationships with equine associations representing all breeds and disciplines. We believe that these bridges of opportunity will provide and support the foundation needed for healthy professional relationships.
  • Committed to, and promoting a “Team Work” approach, the AAPF will pave a welcome road to association and equine practitioner partnerships.