WHY HIRE AN AAPF/CAPF/IAPF FARRIER?
 
The American, Canadian & International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/CAPF/IAPF) were launched in 2012.  Since then over 700 farriers and others involved in the farrier industry have joined the associations.  As a relatively new association, the AAPF/CAPF/IAPF and its members have already been recognized as an established, relevant and powerful voice for farriers through the promotion of quality hoof-care for the horses and horse owners which they serve.
 
An AAPF/CAPF/IAPF Farrier:
  • Is committed to Continuing Education – keeping up to date on research, techniques and products – in order to provide the best possible hoof-care to their clients and their horses,
     
  • Conducts himself/herself in a professional and ethical manner throughout his/her business activities,
     
  • Belongs to a family of farriers who are willing to share their knowledge of farriery with each other through mentoring,
     
  • Is committed to forming positive partnerships with other equine and farrier associations, as well as veterinarians, through a team work approach.
An AAPF Accredited Professional Farrier™ (APF) has more than five years of experience while committed to obtaining at least 24 hours of Continuing Education per year.
 
An AAPF Accredited Farrier™ (AF) has two to five years of experience while committed to obtaining at least 24 hours of Continuing Education per year.