The American Farrier's Association is the oldest national membership organization for farriers in the U.S. and the only one with internationally recognized standards of competency through our Certification exams.
AFA Pre-Certification Clinics
If you are currently a candidate for AFA Certification, or even thinking about beginning the process of certification testing, you should explore the opportunities for attending a Pre-Certification Clinic. These clinics are taught by AFA Certified Journeyman Farriers who have extensive experience with what is required to pass all components of the exams. You will gain step-by-step insight into what is important to know at all levels. Click here to learn more.
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Horse Owner Resources
Search links to equine hoof care videos and websites. Discover best practices for managing your horse’s well-being. Become an informed horse owner!
Roy Bloom, CJF APF-I modifies the heel check on the new Kerckhaert Standard Max shoe. The 3/8" thick Standard Max is now available through FPD Dealers and is an excellent shoe for horses working in rougher terrain.
The AFA exists to further the professional development of farriers, to provide leadership and resources for the benefit of the farrier industry, and to improve the welfare of the horse through continuing farrier education.