american farrier's association

Lesson Topics

P-1) The Rules of the Game

Introduction to the certification program
2 Hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the written, forging and practical portions of the AFA Certification Test

 

P-2) Developing good study habits and test taking techniques

Effectively preparing for, and taking the written test
2 Hours
Materials needed:  Classroom environment, including whiteboard and/or chalkboard

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the written portion of the CF,CTF, or CJF Test

 

P-3) Anatomy and Physiology (part1)

In depth lecture covering bones, tendons, and ligaments of the limb
6 Hours
Materials needed:  Classroom environment, cadaver leg, or hoof models

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the written portion of the CF,CTF, or CJF Test

 

P-4) Anatomy and Physiology (part 2)

In depth lecture covering pathologies of previously discussed anatomy, and to also include shoeing techniques for therapy
6 Hours
Materials needed:  Classroom environment, cadaver leg, or hoof models

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the written portion of the CF,CTF, or CJF Test

 

P-5) The Shoe Display (part 1)

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on help covering uses for and how to build the first half of the CF shoe display
8 Hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook and patterns, forging station, assorted machine made shoes and barstock.

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the forging portion of the CF Test

 

P-6) The Shoe Display (part 2)

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on help covering uses for and how to build the second half of the CF shoe display
8 Hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook and patterns, forging station, assorted machine made shoes and barstock

Terminal objectives supported by this topic:  Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the forging portion of the CF Test

 

P-7) Routine, Routine, Routine

Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on instruction covering development of a routine during the practical shoeing phases of the test
6 hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook, forging station, and live horses

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the practical shoeing portion of the CF test

 

P-8) Tool maintenance

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction covering preparation and maintenance of tools used in the practical portion of the test.
4 Hours
Materials needed:  Forging station, belt sander, buffing wheel or hone, chop saw or band saw

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the practical forging portion of the CF,CTF or CJF Test

 

P-9) The Bar shoe (part 1)

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction that covers making the straight bar
4 hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook, patterns, forging station, barstock

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the forging portion of the CJF Test

 

P-10) The Bar shoe (part 2)

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction that covers fitting the straight bar
4 hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook, patterns, forging station, barstock

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the forging portion of the CJF Test

 

P-11) Honing your Measurements

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction covering development of a measurement system for the practical portions of the CTF & CJF exam
2 hours
Materials needed:  Forging station, patterns, cadaver legs, or live horses

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the practical forging and shoeing portions of the CTF or CJF test

 

P-12) The 3 heat shoe

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction that covers building speed and efficiency for the practical portion of the CTF & CJF exam
4 hours
Materials needed:  Forging station, barstock

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the practical forging and shoeing portions of the CTF or CJF tests

 

P-13) Fitting the clip

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction that covers the fitting of clips for the CTF and CJF practical portions
4 hours
Materials needed:  Forging station, cadaver legs, or live horses

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the practical forging and shoeing portions of the CTF or CJF test

 

P-14) The Trim:  Building the foundation

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction that covers the trim for the practical portion of the CF, CTF, and CJF exams
4 hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook, cadaver legs, or live horses

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the practical shoeing portion of the CF, CTF, or CJF test

 

P-15) Making it fit

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction that covers fit, length and expansion for the practical portion of the CF, CTF, and CJF exams
8 hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook, forging station, cadaver legs, or live horses

Terminal objectives supported by this topic:  Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the practical forging and shoeing portions of the CF, CTF or CJF test

 

P-16) The Finish

Demonstration, lecture, and hands on instruction that covers finish for the practical portion of the CF, CTF, and CJF exams
2 hours
Materials needed:  Certification handbook, forging station, cadaver legs, or live horses

Terminal objectives supported by this topic: Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skill to pass the practical shoeing portion of the CF, CTF or CJF test

 

 

 

 

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