We take this opportunity to express our appreciation to our "Educational Partners". Through these Partners, the AAPF/IAPF is able to offer educational events, articles, materials, and videos to the farrier industry.
ACR ALUMINUM HORSESHOES
Chemin des Queutes – ZAC des Hunaudières 72230 Ruaudin, France
Phone: + 33 (0) 2 43 75 08 12
AAPF/IAPF Member: Karl Herriau, Area Sales Manager
"Our range of horseshoes has been designed for farriers and vets by a farrier himself. Our aim is to satisfy the sports and orthopedic demands which are continually changing for all horses i.e show-jumping, riding school and racehorses. To this end, we work closely with top horsemen of all disciplines and we have developed a wide range of products, combining quality and performance. We are happy to cater for the requirements of horse specialists and do our best to satisfy them."
"The American Equus MonoBloc Horseshoe is the paragon of robustness and elegance in any discipline. The shoes have a lustrous anodized finish that is not only beautiful but functional. The MonoBloc Horseshoe is a light shoe for training sound young and adult horses as well as intense competition. Crafted meticulously with solid 6061 T6 Aircraft Grade Billet Aluminum our shoes yield a remarkably comfortable, long lasting,
AMERICAN FARRIERS JOURNAL / LESSITER MEDIA
16655 W Wisconsin Ave (PO Box 624), Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: (262) 782-4480
Fax: (262) 782-1252
AAPF/IAPF Members: Frank Lessiter & Jeremy McGovern
"American Farriers Journal is the only North American publication dedicated 100% to fulfilling the ever-changing educational needs of today’s equine hoof-care professional. Farriers, trimmers, equine veterinarians and equine specialists keenly interested and skilled in footcare read American Farriers Journal. This paid subscriber publication provides instructional articles on topics such as foot and leg anatomy, balance, motion studies, equine physiology, forging techniques, hoof nutrition, trimming, therapeutic shoeing, specialty shoeing, new products and other techniques of special interest to readers."
ANATOMY OF THE EQUINE LLC
7292 N Ellexson Dr, Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: (540) 718-1802
AAPF/IAPF Member: Paige Poss APF & Jenny Edwards
"The horse is a complex, intriguing animal. Anatomy-of-the-Equine is the unraveling of this complexity, a quest to understand the horse from the ground up. As hoof care providers, we have sought to understand what diagnostic tools do not show. For instance, why does the external hoof not always reflect the soundness of the horse? A comprehensive understanding of what is deep inside the hoof is critical. Without it, we are often only making assumptions. To help farriers, veterinarians, and informed horse owners, we created a bridge between "book" anatomy and the living breathing horse. By using a variety of modalities to learn the anatomy of horses including carefully dissecting, diligently photographing and then identifying all of the structures; this allows us to visualize and understand the interrelationship between the structures."
BAY HORSE INNOVATIONS INC.
1275 Sea Biscuit Way, Cynthiana, KY 41031
Phone: (859) 234-5678
AAPF/IAPF Members: Debbie & Brent Chidsey CF APF
"The original innovators, servicing all brands. Now with two U.S. locations to serve you - Cynthiana, Kentucky and Groton, New York. Where quality is an attitude and attention is to detail."
PO Box 116, Drummond, WI 54832
Phone: (715) 739-6331
AAPF/IAPF Member: Royden Bloom CJF APF-I
"Recognized throughout the industry, Roy Bloom has a reputation for the greatest attention to detail - and maximum performance - for every product he manufactures. When you purchase tools from Bloom Forge, they come to you ready to function for the purpose they were intended. With over 25 years experience as a farrier, Roy understands the use of the tools. During his many years as a farrier, he has perfected his forging skills as a blacksmith, as well, bringing a unique understanding of the characteristics of the materials and stresses they endure in use. Anyone who has seen ornamental work Roy has created, appreciates the ability he has to shape and work metal."
CASTLE PLASTICS INC.
11 Francis Street, Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978-534-6220 or 800-922-7853
AAPF/IAPF Members: Joe & Lindsey Serafini
"Castle Plastics manufactures a complete line of hoof pads. Along with our Castle pads, we continue to carry our Hoof Prints Impak pads. We also manufacture a Magnetic, Performance, Cushion Frog, Egg Bar and many different styles of Sno Pads. We also offer a Pour Pad, Large Draft, and 2 Degree Large Draft pad. Still available is our Hoof Boot in five sizes."
DAISY HAVEN FARM: SCHOOL OF INTEGRATIVE
156 Newlin Road, Parkesburg, PA 19367
Phone: (610) 476-6900
AAPF/IAPF Member: Daisy Bicking DEP APF-I CFGP CLS
"Daisy Bicking, DEP, APF-I, CFGP, CLS founded Daisy Haven Farm, Inc in 2004, focusing on rehabilitation of the equine foot. Daisy maintains a busy farrier practice, teaches hoof workshops and offers certification through her School of Integrative Hoofcare. Daisy has won awards for her work with laminitis and spoken at Cornell University, the International Hoof-Care Summit, The Laminitis Conference and the International Lameness Prevention Conference. Daisy maintains a database of over 200,000 digital photographs and corresponding radiographs of the equine foot- capturing
DECHRA VETERINARY PRODUCTS
7015 College Blvd., Suite 525, Overland, Park, KS 66211
Phone: (888) 337-0929
Fax: (913) 327-0016
AAPF/IAPF Member: Shelly Derks
"Dechra is committed to helping you care for animals. We do this by providing you with quality products and the very highest level of support. This is why DECHRA is one of the fastest growing global brands in the veterinary market. Dechra has a long history in the veterinary health market dating back to 1819, when the company was established as Arnolds & Son, originally manufacturing prosthetic limbs. The company first turned its attention to veterinary medicine during the Crimean War. More recent changes, including a number of highly successful acquisitions, have helped shape the current business. However, our heritage has undoubtedly contributed to Dechra being the successful business that it is now is."DECHRA is one of the fastest growing global brands in the veterinary market. Dechra has a long history in the veterinary health market dating back to 1819, when the company was established as Arnolds & Son, originally manufacturing prosthetic limbs. The company first turned its attention to veterinary medicine during the Crimean War. More recent changes, including a number of highly successful acquisitions, have helped shape the current business. However, our heritage has undoubtedly contributed to Dechra being the successful business that it is now is."
DELTA MUSTAD HOOFCARE CENTER
5195 Scandia Trail, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Phone: (866) 668-7642
Fax: (866) 707-4642
AAPF/IAPF Members: Marguerite Paige & Remco van der Linden CF
"Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center provides North America’s Leading Hoofcare Brands of St. Croix Forge, Capewell, Mustad, Delta and Heller, along with a broad array of the right products needed for the equine
DIAMOND FARRIER COMPANY
361 Haven Hill Road (PO Box 1328), Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: (502) 633-9889
Fax: (502) 633-4168
AAPF/IAPF Member: Ed Szymanski
"Founded in 1908 as the Diamond Calk Company by blacksmith Otto Swanstrom, today Diamond Farrier is owned and managed by the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Company. From a modest beginning in Duluth, Minnesota, manufacturing only horseshoes by hand, Otto could not have imagined how this iconic brand would grow into the one-stop brand for farriers it is today; offering horseshoes, farrier tools, and horseshoe nails. As the world's largest independent horseshoe manufacturer, the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory is a market leader in the farrier industry. As a family-owned company since 1906, Kerckhaert shares Diamond's heritage and experience and brings added passion and innovation for quality and design of the product."
"Here at EasyCare, it's all about the horse and their human partners. Our business is manufacturing and distributing proven equine products that will enhance performance, provide protection, increase comfort for the horse and rider, and enrich the overall human-horse experience. Throughout five thousand years of domestication, the horse has had a more significant impact on human history than any other animal. Our goal is to help make the future of the horse/rider relationship as fulfilling and exciting as the past. What began in 1970 with the invention of the first Easyboot by Dr. Neel Glass to help a beloved family horse suffering from navicular disease, has since evolved into an entire line of hoof boots that provide an excellent alternative to iron shoes. This is due in part to the dedication, desire, and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people. We're a company that cares deeply about horses and we will continue to develop products that provide comfort, support, and performance for our equine partners. We are more committed than ever to continue to create innovative hoof boot designs with features and options that will allow horse owners to provide a natural
"After a career of studying Equine Biomechanics and the way horses behave in nature, a horse owner, frustrated with the way her beloved Stallion’s chronic lameness was being treated invented the EponaShoe. Scientifically proven to allow the horse to move with more natural biomechanics, EponaShoe benefits the health of the whole horse and may extend the riding career of most performance horses. Horses of all disciplines have tried and loved the EponaShoe. Whether it be a western event, dressage, trail, endurance, eventing, ranching, or just a pleasure ride; the EponaShoe gives a horse unmatched comfort by simulating the conditions under which horses would naturally maintain their hooves."
"The Equestrian Aid Foundation assists people from all corners of the horse world who are coping with catastrophic injury or illness and financial crisis. We help to rebuild lives. Equestrian Aid has provided over $2.7 million in needs-based grant support and a promise of hope since its inception 21 years ago to breeders, farriers, grooms, riders, trainers and other members of the equestrian community who are facing life-changing or life-threatening health crises and need help to pay for basic living and rehabilitative expenses."
FARRIER PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION
361 Haven Hill Road (PO Box 1328), Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: (800) 468-2879 or (502) 633-5767
Fax: (502) 633-5863
AAPF/IAPF Member: Dan Burke CF APF
"Founded in 1990, Farrier Product Distribution, Inc. is a wholesale-only distributor of farrier and related equine products. Considered a leader in bringing groundbreaking products and service to the Farrier industry, the company distributes to suppliers throughout North America. FPD dealers receive the best service in the industry, allowing them to provide the same great service to you – the customer. The strength of the company can be attributed to the guiding principles of the organization: highest quality in product lines, superior service to customers, and dedication to the industry. FPD is also proud of their leadership in providing and supporting educational clinics and programs to professional farriers."
FARRIERS' FIX HOOF OIL
PO Box 191, Bedford, NY 10506
Phone: (888) 779-7775
AAPF/IAPF Member: Paul Heller APF
“This product was originally created to sell to other farriers. Like many farriers, I have always encountered the basic problems found in many horses – sore feet, thrush, feet that are either too soft or too hard and brittle, founder (laminitis), quarter cracks and white line disease. I started looking for a topical treatment and experimented with various ingredients; until I came up with what I now call Farriers’ Fix Hoof Oil. Farriers’ Fix has all natural ingredients and those who compete can be assured that it has tested negative under FEI guidelines. Farriers’ Fix “works like Magic” in the words of my clients. Horses that were suffering from stone bruises or were trimmed too short, in many cases, were rideable the next day – the ultimate proof of a product that works."
G.E. FORGE & TOOL INC.
959 Highland Way, Grover Beach, CA 93433
Phone: (877) 433-6743
AAPF/IAPF Members: Bob & Josh Garner
"In 1946, George Earnest setup a small shop in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to fill requests for custom-made horseshoeing tools. One farrier told another about nippers that cut better and lasted longer than any others, and the enterprise grew. The business has changed ownership and location several times since, but the tools that are named for George Earnest still make the shoer’s work easier and hold up better under hard use than all the rest. Our pledge to our customers is to continue this tradition of excellence, combining the craftsmanship of skilled hands with modern methods and machinery, to produce superior tools. Since 1973, the Garner family has owned and operated G.E. Forge & Tool™. During this time, they have developed and produced many, industry-leading products. This tradition is continuing into its third generation with no end in sight. Our high-quality staff
825 Antioch Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: (502) 321-6619
AAPF/IAPF Members: Torri & Pat Broadus CF APF-I & Matt Spoerlein APF
“Hanton Horseshoes represents a revolutionary new way to apply horseshoes. Our special tabbed design allows for the application of shoes without any glue on the bottom of the foot or locking in the horse’s heels. In addition, the quick and easy application process using our unique “blister” system allows the glue to set with the horse standing in a weight-bearing position for a natural, correct fit, all while providing a safer way to shoe for both the horse and farrier. They are available in aluminum and steel styles and the steel may be hot-fit and reset for added value. Visit our website for a retailer near you or to order directly."
KAHN FORGE INC.
33 Abeto, Irvine, CA 92620 (231 N. Puente Street, Brea, CA 92821)
AAPF/IAPF Members: Jason Yang and Jason
"Your honest partner in the farrier industry, always; that is Kahn Forge.
Located in Orange County, California. The owner, Jason Yang, established the
"Ken Davis & Sons, Inc. got its start in the small rural central Ohio community of Richwood in 1949. At that time our founder, Ken Davis, bought a hardware store in partnership with Glenn Hughes, and they opened the Davis-Hughes Hardware Company. Many rural hardware stores of that era had a few Phoenix and Diamond keg shoes and Capewell nails as a part of the normal inventory. Ken was an avid horseman with a special interest in the Standardbreds. It was through his association with the Standardbred shoers that he started to add Willie Charlie rasps, McGraw Brothers swedge molds, Heller tools, leather pads, and Miller Scossa pads to the inventory. We have been privileged to do business in all 50 states and some foreign countries. We continue the tradition started by our father/grandfather of offering excellent service at fair prices. We are excited to be entering the newest phase of commerce, e-commerce, and hope that you enjoy your browse through our website."
MONETTA FARRIER SPECIALTIES, INC.
1755 Park Ave., Aiken, SC 29801
AAPF/IAPF Members: Collins Daye, Alan Berardo CF APF & Emily Bull
"Monetta Farrier Specialities has established itself as a farrier specialties business that’s known in many nooks and niches across the country for its warm personality and helpful customer service. Through lifetimes rooted in the equine industry, they have learned the ins and outs of shoeing horses and the tools and supplies needed to do the job."
MONETTA FARRIER @ TRYON
190 Industrial Park Drive, Unit C, Columbus, NC 28722
GEORGIA FARRIER SUPPLY
2891 Upper Bethany Rd, Jasper, GA 30143
"Northeast Farrier Supply, located in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, has served New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for over 20 years. We carry thousands of Farrier and
"The NEAEP exists to improve the health and welfare of horses by providing state-of-the-art advanced professional education to equine veterinarians, farriers, technicians, veterinary students and horse owners. The Association was created to support owners and practitioners who care for their horses by providing access to region-specific industry information, networking opportunities, and additional representation on medical and legislative issues at the state and regional levels.
The NEAEP is the first organization to include farriers in our definition of “equine practitioners” and to actively foster the relationship between veterinarians and farriers."
OKLAHOMA HORSESHOEING SCHOOL - PURCELL FARRIER SUPPLY
JIM KEITH TOOLS - MFC HORSESHOEING TOOLS
26446 Horseshoe Circle, Purcell, OK 73080
www.horseshoes.net (Oklahoma Horseshoeing School)
www.purcellfarriersupply.com (Purcell Farrier Supply)
www.mfctools.com (MFC Horseshoeing Tools)
www.jktoolscom.ipage.com (Jim Keith Tools)
AAPF/IAPF Member: Jack Roth DVM APF
"Pyranha, Inc. was chartered December 4, 1972, for the purpose of manufacturing and marketing a full line of fly control products. Pyranha pioneered the development of an automatic insect control system which dispenses specially formulated insecticides providing the horse industry with a reliable, effective and economical method of insect control in and around animal quarters and barns. For over 40 years Pyranha, Inc has been innovating and providing pest control solutions for the residential and livestock industry. Pyranha not only offers ready-to-use and concentrated insecticide products as well as their misting systems, but they also offer a line of odor-management products ideal for homes, kennels, livestock areas and more."
VETOQUINOL USA INC.
4250 N. Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76137
Phone: (800) 267-5707
Fax: (817) 523-7506
AAPF/IAPF Members: Blair Mask & Jim Gibby
"The 9th largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world, Vétoquinol is first and foremost an independent, family-owned business. Deeply committed to its values, it has always enjoyed a close relationship with its vet clients. Vétoquinol’s growth and development strategy focuses on innovation and finding the right balance between two major markets: companion animals and livestock, bred for human food. Historically based in France, Vétoquinol currently develops, produces and distributes a wide range of more than 700 medical and non-medical products in Europe, Americas and Asia-Pacific. With a presence in 25 countries through its subsidiaries, its strong network of 140 distributor partners provides visibility for its products in more than 100 countries. Manufacturers of Zylkene - helps keep horses calm without drowsiness; no sedative or tranquilizing effects. Sold through licensed veterinarians."
VISBY PRODUCTS FARRIER SUPPLIES
3101 Fairlane Farms Road, Suite 6, Wellington, FL 33414
Phone: (561) 965-9602
Fax: (561) 228-1073
AAPF/IAPF Members: Grace, Jeff & Diane Gartner
“Our goal is CUSTOMER SATISFACTION! You can find a wide variety of special hammers, nails, files, knives, other tools, and of course,
Nails: Capewell, Mustad, Delta, Liberty, Vector…
Shoes: St. Croix, Kerckhaert, Thoro’Bred, Victory, Grand Circuit, KB, Diamond…
Tools: GE Forge, ICAR, D.S., Mustad, Lopez, Flatland Forge, Hofi, Jim Keith, Bloom Forge, Bellota, N C, Viking, Nordic, MFC…
And a full line of aprons, forges, shoeing boxes, stands, stall jacks and anvils. We strive to offer you the best products and the best variety at the best possible prices."
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BLACKSMITHS
47 Rainbow Road, PO Box 382, Edgewood, NM 87015
AAPF/IAPF Members: Chris & Craig Trnka CJF
"The WCB was formed in the spring of 2006 as a