Calendar of Events - American Association of Professional Farriers

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Events in the month of September 2016
DateEvent
09/03/16
World Championship Blacksmiths Competition, Sheridan, WY (24 CE)

09/03/16
Laminitis and Limb Length Disparity Clinic, Orrville, OH (8.5 CE)

Clinician:
  • Esco Buff PhD APF CF
Topics:
  • "Successful Techniques to Help Save a Laminitic/Foundered Horse"
  • "Limb Length Disparity"
  • "The Whole Horse Approach to Balance"
APPROVED FOR 8.5 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/08/16
 -09/10/16
ELPO Forging and Farrier Skills Course, Penrose, CO (18 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Daisy Bicking APF
  • Steve Foxworth
APPROVED FOR 18 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/09/16
 -09/10/16
Parker County Farrier Supply Clinic, Weatherford, TX (14 CE)

Clinician:
  • Nigel Fennell AWCF
Topics:
  • Lectures & Demonstrations
Sponsor:
  • Stockhoff's Horseshoes
APPROVED FOR 14 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (7 CE CREDITS PER DAY)
 

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09/09/16
Brandon Equine Medical Center Clinic, Brandon, FL (2 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Mike Maher DVM
  • Melissa Restifo DVM
Topics:
  • "The Metabolic Influence on Laminitis"
  • "Equine Upper Airways Disease that Affects Performance"
  • "Equine Metabolic Syndrome"
APPROVED FOR 2 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/12/16
Farrier Jam Session, Tryon, NC (4 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Bibi Freer DVM
  • Local Farriers & Others who wish to attend
Synopsis:
  • We evaluate, radiograph, and shoe two horses together on the first Monday evening of every month (except July and September when held on the second Monday). 
APPROVED FOR 4 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/14/16
 -09/18/16
Agricultural History Project at Santa Cruz County Fair, Watsonville, CA (30 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Kim Kobow APF
  • Others
Demonstrations for all 5 days!

APPROVED FOR 30 AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (6 CE CREDITS PER DAY)
 

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09/15/16
Forging in the Parking Lot, Sacramento, CA (3 CE)

Clinicians Could Include:
  • Sam Fabila APF
  • Gabe Griffin APF
  • Mike Hayward APF
  • Steve Lorenzo APF
  • Logan Lovett CJF APF
  • Adam Wynbrand APF
  • And Others!
Bring your ideas/problems/suggestions and share them with your fellow fellows!

APPROVED FOR 3 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/16/16
 -09/17/16
Alabama Professional Farriers Association Contest, Odenville, AL

Judge:
  • Phillip Box CJF
Part of the 2016 Southeastern Triple Crown

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09/17/16
AAPF Hoofcare Essentials Clinic at Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop, Foristell, MO (7 CE)

Clinicians:
  • 2016 AAPF/IAPF Board of Directors:
    • Steve Prescott CJF APF, President
    • Adam Wynbrandt APF, Vice President
    • Roy Bloom CJF APF, Treasurer
    • Dave Farley CF APF, Immediate Past President
    • Directors:
      • Mike Bagley CJF II APF
      • Brent Brown APF
      • Curtis Burns APF
      • Tim Cable APF
      • Luke Farmer APF
      • James Gilchrist APF
      • Mike Hayward APF
      • Cathy Lesperance APF
      • Shane Westman APF
Topics:
  • "Who's Running Your Business?  Is Your Business Running You" - Dave Farley CF APF
  • "Bar Shoes:  The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" - Mike Bagley CJF II APF
  • "Building a Successful Business Using Branding" - Mike Hayward APF
  • "Client Relations: Building a Long-Term Hoofcare Relationship - Luke Farmer APF
  • "Fundamentals of Forging: Cowpies and Clips" - Roy Bloom CJF APF
  • AND MORE!
Special Presentations:
  • We have arranged to offer two presenters for a separate session for the spouses and guests of farriers.  These presentations will be held from 9 am - 12 Noon in a separate room at Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop. 
  • Topics & Presenters:
    • "Bookkeeping Essentials: Using Accounting Software & Spreadsheets" - Mrs. Susan Givens CPA
    • "Surviving in Marriage and Business: Living and Working with Your Life Partner" - Mrs. Jenny Skaggs
Sponsors:
  • AAPF/IAPF Educational Partners:
ACR Aluminum Horseshoes
American Farriers Journal
Anatomy of the Equine LLC
Anvil Brand Shoe Company
Big Blu Hammer Mfg Company
Blacksmith Buddy
Bloom Forge
Castle Plastics Inc.
Daisy Haven Farm: School of Integrative Hoofcare
Dechra Veterinary Products
Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center
Diamond Farrier Company
e-hoof.com
East Coast Horseshoe Supply
EasyCare Inc
Electric Hoof Knife
EponaShoe
Equicast
Exim Rasps
Farrier Product Distribution
Farriers' Fix Hoof Oil
G.E. Forge & Tool
Hanton Horseshoes
The Horseshoe Barn
Horseshoes Plus Inc.
Ice Horse
Kahn Forge Inc.
Ken Davis & Sons
Life Data Labs
MFC Horseshoeing Tools / Purcell Farrier Supply
Markel Insurance
Meader Supply Co.
Monetta Farrier Specialties
NC Tool Co.
Nature Farms Farrier Supply
Northeast Farrier Supply
Nutrena - a Cargill Company
Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School
Palm Beach Farrier Service
Polyflex Horseshoes (No Anvil LLC)
Pyranha Inc.
Razerhorse
Save Edge Inc.
Scott Anvils
Soft Ride Boots
Vetoquinol USA
Vettec Hoof Care
Visby Products
Well-Shod Farrier Products
Wellpride LLLP
Werkman Horseshoes
World Championship Blacksmiths
W. F. Young
Yoder Blacksmith Supplies

APPROVED FOR 7 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/17/16
 -09/21/16
IAEP Comprehensive Practical Course - Level One, Ogden, UT (40 CE)

Clinician:
  • K C LaPierre MIAEP, RJF, CF, APF
Details:

The curriculum of this course was developed to provide a broad, in-depth study of the equine foot and its workings. Structure, Function and Performance are all defined. Gait, conformation, and environment are addressed. It is our hope that this course will lead to an increased desire to learn all one can about Applied Equine Podiatry and its practice. This course will provide the Professional Care Giver with many of the answers to the question they will be asked about barefoot, Applied Equine Podiatry and the HPT Method. Developing the Horse Owner's communication skills, so that he/she may better communicate their needs to the Professional Care Giver is one of the many goals of this course.
 

Day One: 

Classroom time consisting of an in depth study of Applied Equine Podiatry and Holistic Hoof Care, and how it differs from the traditional farrier practice. Lecture includes a thorough review of the Suspension Theory of Hoof Dynamics and the IAA Model (Internal Arch Apparatus Model). Farrier trade is discussed, as is how and why horseshoes effect the hoof of the horse. Further discussion centers around how the farrier trade and horseshoeing has evolved. 
 

Day Two:

Classroom time to include study of AEP's foundational formula S+F=P (Structure + Function=Performance). Conformation and Function of the structures of the equine foot and the hoof  is taught. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the application of correct stimulus to the hoof for the return of, or maintaining health, and performance. Defining the "missing structures" in the farrier and veterinarian world is covered, with an in depth introduction to the "hoof wall matrix," Do you have it? and how to get it. Additional time is spent on understanding the wild hoof model, the natural hoof model, and how to properly care for the shoeless or barefoot horse.
 

Day Three:

In depth exploration of the internal workings of the equine foot and the hoof capsule that protects it, through dissection. Foot and Hoof theory and functional anatomy are outlined throughout the demonstration, always referring to whole horse health, and the effect foot function plays in achieving whole horse performance. 
 

Day Four:

Introduction to using the Spectrum of Usability for protecting the welfare of the horse, with continued lessons in how to achieve performance and health through the application of correct stimulus for the development of healthy structure. Students are introduced to tool use for the application of the HPT Method (High Performance Trim Method). Cadavers are used to demonstrate the HPT Method, and to establish a base of information for the use of the Spectrum of Usability.  Why to trim, not just How to trim.  
 

Day Five:

Day begins with an introduction to safely getting under the horse, followed by instruction in the application of the HPT Method (High Performance Trim Method) to live horses. Horses are provided if the student chooses not to bring their own horse. The day ends with Q & A. Study of Whole Horse Hoof Care and the application of the HPT Model, with the HPT Method being the main topic. Cadavers are used to demonstrate the HPT Method, and to establish a base of information for the use of the Spectrum of Usability.Due to Insurance Liabilities, Live Horses will only be available for those courses where all students agree to sign a waiver of liability in advance. Live Horses will be used for gait analysis, hoof study, and trimming only. In the event horses are used, a minimum of two hours will be spent on safe horse handling.


APPROVED FOR 40 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (8 CE credits per day)

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09/21/16
 -09/24/16
ELPO Level 4 Lameness Treatment Course, Penrose, CO (25.5 CE)

Clinician:
  • Steve Foxworth
APPROVED FOR 25.5 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/21/16
Horse Sense Seminar, Williston, VT (2 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Irena Gospodarek, Farrier
  • Kelly Ann Graber PAS, Cargill Animal Nutrition
Sponsor:
  • Nutrena / Cargill Animal Nutrition
Make plans to join Nutrena at this special horse owner's seminar.

APPROVED FOR 2 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/22/16
 -09/24/16
2016 Annual NEAEP Symposium, Niagara Falls, NY (24 CE)

Clinicians:

  • Curtis Burns APF
  • Travis Burns CJF TE EE FWCF APF
  • Dr. Britt Conklin
  • Dave Duckett
  • Drew Golden CF APF
  • Dr. Jenny Hagen
  • Dr. Andy Parks
  • Dr. Sammy Pittman
  • Dr. Robert Pleasant
  • Mike Wildenstein CJF FWCF (Hons) APF
APPROVED FOR 24 AAPF/CAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
 

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09/23/16
Podcast: Repair & Management of Quarter Cracks (1 CE)

Clinician:
  • Curtis Burns APF

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09/24/16
Northeast Farrier Supply Annual Fall Clinic, Winsted, CT (6.5 CE)

Clinician:
  • Myron McLane CJF
Topics:
  • Lecture, Forging and Live Demonstration
APPROVED FOR 6.5 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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09/24/16
 -09/28/16
IAEP Comprehensive Practical Course - Level One, Ocala, FL (40 CE)

Clinician:
  • K C LaPierre MIAEP, RJF, CF, APF
Details:

The curriculum of this course was developed to provide a broad, in-depth study of the equine foot and its workings. Structure, Function and Performance are all defined. Gait, conformation, and environment are addressed. It is our hope that this course will lead to an increased desire to learn all one can about Applied Equine Podiatry and its practice. This course will provide the Professional Care Giver with many of the answers to the question they will be asked about barefoot, Applied Equine Podiatry and the HPT Method. Developing the Horse Owner's communication skills, so that he/she may better communicate their needs to the Professional Care Giver is one of the many goals of this course.
 

Day One: 

Classroom time consisting of an in depth study of Applied Equine Podiatry and Holistic Hoof Care, and how it differs from the traditional farrier practice. Lecture includes a thorough review of the Suspension Theory of Hoof Dynamics and the IAA Model (Internal Arch Apparatus Model). Farrier trade is discussed, as is how and why horseshoes effect the hoof of the horse. Further discussion centers around how the farrier trade and horseshoeing has evolved. 
 

Day Two:

Classroom time to include study of AEP's foundational formula S+F=P (Structure + Function=Performance). Conformation and Function of the structures of the equine foot and the hoof  is taught. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the application of correct stimulus to the hoof for the return of, or maintaining health, and performance. Defining the "missing structures" in the farrier and veterinarian world is covered, with an in depth introduction to the "hoof wall matrix," Do you have it? and how to get it. Additional time is spent on understanding the wild hoof model, the natural hoof model, and how to properly care for the shoeless or barefoot horse.
 

Day Three:

In depth exploration of the internal workings of the equine foot and the hoof capsule that protects it, through dissection. Foot and Hoof theory and functional anatomy are outlined throughout the demonstration, always referring to whole horse health, and the effect foot function plays in achieving whole horse performance. 
 

Day Four:

Introduction to using the Spectrum of Usability for protecting the welfare of the horse, with continued lessons in how to achieve performance and health through the application of correct stimulus for the development of healthy structure. Students are introduced to tool use for the application of the HPT Method (High Performance Trim Method). Cadavers are used to demonstrate the HPT Method, and to establish a base of information for the use of the Spectrum of Usability.  Why to trim, not just How to trim.  
 

Day Five:

Day begins with an introduction to safely getting under the horse, followed by instruction in the application of the HPT Method (High Performance Trim Method) to live horses. Horses are provided if the student chooses not to bring their own horse. The day ends with Q & A. Study of Whole Horse Hoof Care and the application of the HPT Model, with the HPT Method being the main topic. Cadavers are used to demonstrate the HPT Method, and to establish a base of information for the use of the Spectrum of Usability.Due to Insurance Liabilities, Live Horses will only be available for those courses where all students agree to sign a waiver of liability in advance. Live Horses will be used for gait analysis, hoof study, and trimming only. In the event horses are used, a minimum of two hours will be spent on safe horse handling.


APPROVED FOR 40 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (8 CE credits per day)

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09/24/16
 -09/25/16
Esco Buff Whole Horse Clinic, Belleville, ON (15 CE)

Clinician:
  • Esco Buff PhD APF CF
Topics:
  • Saturday:  "Balancing a Hoof and Horse by the Whole Horse Method"
  • Sunday:  "Limb Length Disparity" and "The Whole Horse Approach to Lameness Problem Solving"
APPROVED FOR 15 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (7.5 CE Credits per Day)

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09/30/16
 -10/01/16
AFA Pre-Certification Workshop, Vermontville, MI (14 CE)

Clinicians:
  • Richard Becker CJF
  • Jennifer Horn CJF APF
This two day pre-certification workshop is for anyone interested in the certification process. A Powerpoint presentation will help you understand the AFA Certification exams. Demonstrations will cover information about forging skills required for the exams, and everyone will be able to have a mock practice run of the test to determine where you should focus your practice efforts. All testing levels, limited space available. Registration required,contact Henry Detwieler, CJF APF @ 517-726-0550 Free to MHA members, non-members can buy a $50 membership to attend.

APPROVED FOR 14 AAPF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (7 CE Credits per day)

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