Day one of the Dusty Franklin Clinic in Saskatoon at Tonita Farrier Supplies Ltd. Kris Thesen CF and I tag teamed a deep seated “salad bowl” front. It was pretty cool, the horse was definitely happy with this modification choice! And yes I am wearing my warm bibs lol it was a tad chilly today 😂 Thankyou Kahn Forge, Inc. and Mustad Hoofcare for the clinic supplies!
Such a great weekend at the Alberta farrier championships! I made the big jump up to Div 2! There definitely was some big personal growth. I finished all my classes in time including the Shoeing! Thank-you so very much to Chad Lausen and Doug Neil For putting on a wicked clinic and contest as perusal. Thank-you Aaron Steeves and Justin Fountain for judging! Thank-you to all of our sponsors and their support for making this possible Kahn Forge Farriers, Back on Track, Brett Thompson, Kevin Bacon, Hoof & Nail Farrier Supplies Ltd, 7MJ Solutions, The Shoe Box, Lausen Indoor Arena, Lausen Land & Cattle.
The day started at a chilly -22, but we toughed it out and certified some brilliant new Equine First Aiders at our Basic Equine Health and Emergency First Aid course. Everyone did absolutely amazing! Thank-you Miranda Hassan for providing the beautiful facility at MH Equine, as well as providing the incredibly tolerable horses for our practice!
Thank-you everyone for taking the time to attend, it was a blast! ❤️
Equine First Aid- B Equine
Today I completed my Equi-Health Canada First Aid Instructor Course! Stay tuned for upcoming course dates!!
Last day in Missouri! Definitely a day for the books! I took my FITS Certified Farrier exam and passed. Such a great 2 weeks of Blacksmithing and FITS! (Farrier International Testing System)
Thank you so much to Chris Gregory and Cody Gregory Awcf for being amazing teachers. I would never be where I’m at without you and Heartland. Thank you for putting on a great Blacksmithing course and hosting the FITS at Heartland Horseshoeing School! Thank you Kelly Gregory for being an amazing cook and welcoming me into your home yet again 🙂 I love you guys and the rest of the Heartland Crew! Thankyou Kim Broad and Emilio Giannotti Vet Cjf-te Asf for taking the time to Judge and Examine for the FITS, your time and hard work is truly appreciated. I already miss everyone. I feel truly blessed and humbled to be surrounded by such great people.
Currently I am down at Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Missouri. I am down here for two weeks of blacksmithing and shoe building. So far it has been a lot of quality time in the shop!
I was given the opportunity to take a basic and advanced Equine First Aid Course through Equi-health Canada. I will be working towards becoming an instructor for this course in the near future!
Thank you Delaney Veterinary Services and 3 Bay Eventing for hosting the equine podiatry clinic! It was a great turn out! Thank you Stuart Muir for all of the knowledge you shared! It was an amazing day to learn. So many new and innovative ideas with solid explanations as to how and why they could be applied! Very eye opening!
My younger brother Wyatt was rather excited that I was able to sponsor his School Soccer Team practice jersey!
I spent my birthday weekend in Saskatoon at the Prairie land Expo centre for a Western Canadian Farrier's Association, Colain Duret Clinic! It was such a great weekend of learning. I got to build some 3/4 fullered shoes for practice and even built a pair of handmade 3/4 fullered shoes at the horse and was able to nail them up!
-AFA Certified Farrier