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American Farrier’s Executive Committee Hits the Road
First Stop-Nashville, Tennessee June 7 & 8(May 24, 2007) Lexington, Kentucky-The American Farrier’s Association’s Executive Committee to meet in Nashville-Music City!In an effort to reach out to the AFA members and chapters and increase input to the organization, The American Farrier’s Association’s Executive Committee has decided to take it’s five annual face-to-face meetings on the road. Traditionally, these meetings have taken place at the as ... Read the full article

Tennessee Walking Horses Lead The Way At Mounted Patrol Training
Nashville TN – In what has become an annual occurrence, the Metro Nashville Mounted Patrol recently hosted a mounted patrol training session. The session which ran February 28 – March 3, attracted 33 mounted law enforcement groups from across the county and Canada. While a variety of breeds were present, the Tennessee Walking Horse took the lead as the official mount of the Metro Nashville group as well as several other patrols. Addit ... Read the full article

American Farrier's Association 38th Annual Convention to include Horseman's Day 2009
Professional farriers from across North America and beyond will park their shoeing rigs from February 25-28, as they gather in Chattanooga, TN for the American Farrier’s Association’s 38th Annual Convention. Drawing more than 1,500 participants—primarily farriers from the AFA’s 50 chapters—this annual event focuses on continuing education and features lectures, demonstrations, clinics, discussions, awards, contests, and more. Farriers and equine ... Read the full article

National Farriers Week Honors Horseshoers’ Efforts
Do something special for the farriers who keep your horses healthy this July 10 through 16Brookfield, Wis. – Without the dedicated and valuable work of horseshoers, horse owners would be in trouble. It’s like the old adage in the farrier industry: No hoof, no horse. Thousands of hard-working horseshoers keep the animals healthy, comfortable, functional and in full service for their owners. To recognize the physically challen ... Read the full article

A Week To Celebrate Farriers
The 11th annual National Farriers Week is the time to recognize the contributions horseshoers make to the equine community.Regardless of whether your horse is a prized jumper, speedy barrel racer or steadfast backyard companion, you know the importance of a farrier to its well-being. Without a horseshoer’s work and input, investors might miss out on a Kentucky Derby competitor or you could lose your companion for a weekend trail ride. There is tr ... Read the full article

Ariat Teams Up with the Cast of “Nashville Star”
Union City, Calif. – July 31, 2008 – Ariat International, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company has provided the latest styles from their western boot collection to the cast of the NBC’s “Nashville Star.”Contestants were able to choose from a variety of styles as a gift from Ariat, the industry leader in western performance footwear. Styles included trend-right wide square toe boots for men and feminine embroidered boots for women. All foo ... Read the full article

American Paint Horse Association elects 2011 Executive Committee
FORT WORTH, TEXAS—The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently elected its 2011 Executive Committee at the 40th APHA Annual Convention, held in Nashville, Tenn. The Executive Committee is made up of members of the APHA Board of Directors, which is comprised of individuals elected by the APHA membership. The Board of Directors decides policy and direction for the Association. The Directors, in turn, elect from their numbers a seven-m ... Read the full article

Farrier’s Wife® All-Natural Products Sign Exclusive Distribution Deal with...
Mikmar CompanyFarrier’s Wife® All-Natural Products Sign Exclusive Distribution Deal with Mikmar CompanyIn an exclusive agreement, Mikmar Bit Company has signed to distribute Farrier’s Wife® products to national and international markets. Dan Weyand, President of Mikmar Bits, states, “We’re excited to offer this line of unique products. They are all-natural, very effective, and much better for horses’ health.” Mikmar is currently set for worldw ... Read the full article

Premier Issue of Today's ProFarrier Has Hit the Homes of Farriers World-Wide
The premier issue of Today’s ProFarrier, produced by Ink and Anvil, Inc. has hit the homes of farriers world-wide and the subscriptions are pouring in. Scott Davidson, CEO of Ink and Anvil, Inc. and former publisher of an association magazine for the American Farriers Association® titled, Professional Farrier®, made a decision late last year to publish a farrier trade magazine for a broader spectrum of the equine industry. Davidson comments tha ... Read the full article

American Farrier’s Association and Kentucky Equine Research Announce Educational Partnership
The American Farrier’s Association (AFA) and Kentucky Equine Research (KER) both were founded on the common goals of education, innovation, and research. In an effort to work more closely and bring more resources to bear for AFA members and the horse industry, AFA and KER are announcing their official Educational Partnership. AFA and KER will work together to develop and provide educational resources for farriers and their clients. &ldquo ... Read the full article

SmartPak and Life Data Labs Partner to make Farrier's Formula Available in SmartPaks
Special Version of Farrier’s Formula Available Exclusively in SmartPaksCHEROKEE, AL and PLYMOUTH, MA (Nov. 29, 2006) – For Immediate Release: Life Data Labs and SmartPak Equine announced today that they have entered into a partnership to make Farrier's Formula available in SmartPaks. Farrier's Formula is the original hoof supplement, and has been shown effective in university studies as well as Life Data's own extensive research. "Farrier's Fo ... Read the full article

National Farriers Week Honors Horseshoers’ Dedication
July 8 through 14 designated as a time to thank overlooked pros who keep horses healthy and functionalBrookfield, Wis. — No hoof, no horse. It’s an old but true saying in the equine community. Yet many owners learn the hard way that a horse with a bad foot suffers and often loses its ability to function. Fortunately, thousands of farriers across the United States dedicate themselves to keeping horses’ feet healthy.In recognition of the hard and ... Read the full article

Head Farrier joins College
Steve Kraus will join the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as head farrier, effective November 1, 2010. He will continue the great work of Michael Wildenstein, who has been with Cornell since 1991, and has accepted an early retirement incentive offered by New York State. Kraus specializes in trouble shooting under-performing horses around the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. His client list includes hunter/jumpers, dress ... Read the full article

American Farrier's Association 36th Annual Convention
FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 3 IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO(JANUARY 31, 2007) LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (AFA) will host the world's largest gathering of professional farriers at its 36th Annual Convention, to be held February 27-March 3 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The convention will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center; host hotels are the nearby Hyatt and Doubletree Hotels. Educational seminars, forging competitions, and a large trade show complement boar ... Read the full article

Trip to the Country Music Awards Enjoyed by Winner of Absorbine’s “Giddy Up and Get Down” Sweepstakes
Live performances by country music entertainers Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and Brooks & Dunn, among many others, was enjoyed by the winner of the recent “Giddy Up and Get Down” sweepstakes sponsored by W. F. Young, Inc., marketers of the Absorbine® line of horse care products. Martha Ard of Warner Robins, Georgia was the lucky Absorbine customer who flew off to Nashville in November to attend the 42nd annual Country Music Awa ... Read the full article

The Wild West Band to Perform at 2009 Cowboy Way Trading Post
MOSCOW, Idaho—Get ready to enjoy the musical style of the up-and-coming country group, The Wild West Band. The musical quintet will perform during the Moonlight Madness Sale on Friday, June 26, at the 2009 Cowboy Way Trading Post hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) in Jackson, Mississippi. This concert event is free and open to the public—fans of honky-tonk tunes or heartfelt country ballads are guaranteed to enjoy The Wild West Band! The W ... Read the full article

International Hoof-Care Summit Celebrates Cincinnati’s Horseshoeing History
Brookfield, Wis. – November 11, 2008 – Four days of intense study and discussion awaits hoof-care professionals when American Farriers Journal hosts the International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati Feb. 3–6, 2009.The conference (program available at www.americanfarriers.com/ff/ihcs) will feature 49 of the leading farriers, veterinarians, educators and suppliers who will share cutting-edge ideas that can help raise attendees’ profitability, effici ... Read the full article

Recognizing Tomorrow’s Top Farriers
In 2008, American Farriers Journal established the “Rising Shoe Star” program which honors outstanding young shoers who are enjoying successful careers as farriers 3 years after graduation from one of North America’s more than 60 public and private horseshoeing schools. Co-sponsors of this program include Victory Racing Plate Company, Vettec, Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center, Life Data Labs, G.E. Forge And Tool and Anvil Brand Shoe Company. Each firm ... Read the full article

Overcoming Shoeing Fears
John Suttle is an American Farrier’s Association certified journeyman farrier, and he serves as the liaison between the AFA and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (both AQHA partners).Here, he offers some advice for helping horses who are unsure about having their feet shod or trimmed.Question:I’m wondering if you have any information about working with a young horse to make the shoeing process easier. My 4-year-old horse stands qui ... Read the full article

A Week for Appreciation and Celebration of Farriers
American Farriers Journal is proud to sponsor the 12th consecutive National Farriers Week July 11-17, 2010. This week is the time to recognize the contributions farriers make to the equine community. Regardless of whether your horse is a prized jumper, speedy barrel racer or steadfast backyard companion, you know the importance of a farrier to its well-being. That is why American Farriers Journal launched National Farriers Week. We think it is i ... Read the full article




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