Basic Shoeing Skills to Skilled Shoeing
learned the basics of shoeing from observing and working
with Tim Phillips, a farrier for 32+ years. While apprenticing
with him, he taught me how to shoe a horse properly and
to recognize pathologies and health issues concerning the
I also had the opportunity to work with and learn from several other experienced farriers to further my skills & knowledge, including some award winning, internationally recognized clinicians.
In addition to seeking individual training by experts, I have been constantly upgrading his skills by competing and attending highly regarded continuing education seminars and clinics. Recognizing the complexity of medical issues surrounding
hoof care, I have attended also many continuing education
programs over the years, such as the annual Farrier
Conferences at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. I am a Certified Journeyman Farrier, which constitutes the highest level of AFA certification.