american farrier's association

What Makes a Good Farrier

AFA member and 2016 Mobile convention speaker, Chris Gregory, CJF,FWCF talks about what makes a good farrier. Chris has been honored twice with the AFA's Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award and the Outstanding Farrier Educator Award five times. An author and widely sought after clinician, Chris is the founder of Heartland Horseshoeing School.

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Vet-Farrier Jam Session

VISIT THE NEW AFA WEBSITE Vet / Farrier Jam Session   On Monday evening North Carolina Veterinarian Dr. Bibi Freer held another successful farrier/vet jam session at her home. In attendance were 3 vets and over 10 farriers. We convened around 6 pm and held introductions. After that we got down to business.  Two horses were brought in for consult. The first was an eventing mare who was having issues, riding being on  he forehand in dressage, not able to swap leads and  left lead dominant on the cross country course. The second horse was a gelding used for trails, he was grade 3 lame. Both owners gave descriptions of the problems they felt they were having.  After that we watched both horses be jogged and flexion tested. Once we all viewed the horses in motion, we all agreed to take radiographs. The mare had a negative palmar angle on

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