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FAF has a New training Center for Farriers in Cairo Egypt septembre 12th, 2021
FAF Cairo Egypt September 2021, - FAF is very proud of the first course results in Cairo, Egypt, The course is now over: we had about 18 trainees, plus 10 part-time vet. students. Our course was held at Al Sorat Farm, and thanks to Marianne Stroud Gabbani for generously providing such a good venue. We extend our gratitude to the Barbour Foundation, Geneva, for ...
An autumn like no other décembre 1st, 2020
Dear friends, dear faithful supporters of FAF, - We have had a troubled and challenging year,, we discussed the virus a lot, we remember those who passed away and the survivors, some were afraid of it, others ignored it. We have all been affected by having to put on hold some of our activities, some more than others, some businesses will never ...
July 2019 News from FAF août 6th, 2019
Dear loyal FAF friends, I am getting back to you to let you know about the activities of our Flying Anvil Foundation. Work is not lacking, the world is moving in sometimes difficult directions, politics create a lot of tension, climate change makes working very difficult for both men and animals. -Our Pilot Project, our school in India: this year marked our 7th year of ...
Look at this video « The Flying Anvil Foundation » Geneva present its Farriery School in Rajasthan India.click on the image to watch the video. juin 20th, 2018
We will finish this video at the end of the course 4-2018. Then you will see our trainees improvement they will also talk about what they have learned and how they see their futur.
News Letter: from the « Battle Field » May 2017 mai 31st, 2017
A whole year has gone by since the last Newsletter, our apologies at FAF! We have been too busy with issues of daily management, and dealing with FAF’s new involvements (see below) and with no back-up staff, it has proved a little difficult to keep you updated as well. Farriery training institute in India- FAFFID : In the past year, full 6 courses have been organized, ...
January 2016 a new challenge: janvier 15th, 2016
For a Foundation each new year is another challenge: the pursuit of our teaching programs, the commitment of our volunteers, the training of our new Indian teachers, the faithfulness of our sponsors,new funds research, are all topics that are repeated from one year to another. 2015 gave us immense satisfaction, especially in the future sustainability of our Indian farriery school: indeed we have made ...
Highlights from course 4 2015 décembre 17th, 2015
Course 4 wrapped up at the end of November and was a successful collaboration between FAF and its two volunteers Johan Verhulpen, farrier from Belgium, and Ramanathan Balachandran, veterinarian and podiatry specialist from India. Bernard Duvernay, founder of the Flying Anvil, guides us through FAF-FID’s final course of the year as he shares his thoughts and experiences below. The last course of 2015 was ...
Year in review: Experiences from FAF-FID décembre 17th, 2015
During 2015 FAF has continued its work with furthering the professional development of farriery in India. With this year’s four successful courses now completed at FAF-FID and several workshops and demonstrations held across the country the Indian state of farriery steadily improving. At the centre of this ongoing development are, of course, the students! These newly certified farriers are becoming the profession’s greatest advocates ...
Forging a new future: Women in farriery décembre 2nd, 2015
The farrier profession has traditionally been a male domain but in light of the increasing number of female apprentices and students at farriery schools around the world, these deeply-rooted norms within the community are now being challenged. In some parts of the world there has been a noticeable change in gender division in the upcoming farrier generation and it is causing a paradigm change ...
FAF-FID welcomes volunteer-farrier Anthony Wilson back for the second time novembre 9th, 2015
After a break due to the hottest time of the year in Rajasthan (India) between May and September, Flying Anvil Foundation-Farriery Institute Dundlod (FAF-FID) is once again bursting with activity! For this third course of the year, we had the great privilege to once again benefit from the expertise of British farrier Anthony Wilson, volunteering for the second time at FAF-FID. Anthony already gave ...