Frequently Asked Questions

The IAPF's platform includes "Transparency" of the association to its members and others in the industry. We offer this page to provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the association.

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IAPF Definition of Farrier: "A professional in the equine industry who has the 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".