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AAPF/IAPF Definition of Farrier: A professional in the equine industry who has knowledge and is educated in the following: management, trimming, and shoeing applications of horse?s hooves. Additionally, a Farrier is a key professional in maintaining equine hoof health and performance through any of the following: trimming, fabrication or alteration of horseshoes, application of pads, acrylics, or support materials.

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