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0 BD c 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, ...
09NL1-2016-B 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 ...
Course4-350px 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 ...
DEPART-MATTADIN-COURS-4_web 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 ...
Web_Katinka3_tiny 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 ...
Course-3-(4)-SMALL 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 ...
Solidarity-shoeing_web #SolidarityShoeing novembre 9th, 2015
In certain regions of the world, equines are suffering from unsatisfactory hoof-care as a direct result of a lack in knowledge due to underdevelopment of the farriery profession. The Flying Anvil works tirelessly with educating farriers, veterinarians and horse owners on best hoof-care practices and has held workshops and training schemes in 27 countries spanning 4 continents. Saving these animals from suffering by displaying ...
Sahib-CH-News Interview with our Indian coordinator after his European Tour: juillet 9th, 2015
Thanks to our crowdfunding, our Indian coordinator, Sahib Parminder Singh was able to train during 3 months with farriers in several countries in Europe. Once again FAF would like to thank all the contributors of this crowdfunding, Werkman Horseshoes for kindly inviting Sahib to the Spring Games, all host-farriers who have welcomed him and worked with him to share their knowledge! How do you ...
Hoofexplo2 The use of Hoof explorer at FAF-FID juillet 9th, 2015
Since March 2014, FAF has benefitted from a new partnership with the Effigos team, the creators of a brilliant anatomy program called Hoof Explorer. With its 3D interface, enabling exploration of the horse’s foot, showing all the anatomical structures, tendons, bones, muscles, veins, ligaments, arteries and nerves, Hoof Explorer soon became one of our favourite tools for getting our trainees acquainted ...
WERKMANSG Werkman Spring Games 2015 mai 13th, 2015
36 forging stations – 129 competitors for the forging contest – 450 visitors at the 2,5 days event – 1800€ benefit made in favor of FAF FAF attended the 2015 Spring Games which took place in Tolbert from April 16-18th 2015. We always try to attend this farriers meeting which combines a forging contest and a congress at the same time, for several good ...