FNRC & Equine Flexion Therapy
The Farriers' National Research Center, Inc. is a unique organization owned by caring horse owners and farriers. The mission of the FNRC is to determine shoeing techniques, products and applications that will keep horses sound. Research is the foundation of equine health practices.
The investigation of new ideas is important in providing answers to problems, both old and new. It is through research that the normal physiology of the horse becomes better understood and that doors are opened to improve horse care.
A big advantage for all of our students is working with horses donated to the Farriers' National Research Center to learn as much as they can about the role the farrier takes in the overall health of the horse.
We pride ourselves in staying current with technology, new products and techniques as well as developing our own unique methods.
FNRC projects have included:
The study of improper shoeing and the effect on the bony column.
The use of different shoes in different events and the results.
The use of these shoes in preventing injury top both the horse and the rider.
The soundness of horses ridden with shoe vs ridden without shoes.
Proper and improper balance of the Gaited horse.
Injuries caused by too many traction devices placed on shoes of events: Cutting, Hunter/Jumpers, Barrel and Racing.
A Cover-All Building for more Continuing Education Clinics.
Barefoot vs. Shod
How different Horseshoes effect the horse in motion
Traction- Borium Nails
Hoof bonding, Acrylics The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Teaching of Farrier Science
Equine Magnetic Therapy
Hoof Gauge Evaluations
Tool used for hoof growth/lameness
FNRC shoe design to speed up horse
Gaited horse shoeing padded/flat
Equine Flexion Therapy - EFT (copyright)
(An alternative to Chiropractic)
Designed & Instructed by Dan Marcum, Certified Master Farrier,
Equine Adjuster & Professional Horseman of Texas
This is a Hands–On Know Your Equine Anatomy Course designed for the beginner owner/farrier to the most advanced rider and farrier seeking a better knowledge of horses.
A great way to have hands-on to feel and identify the relaxed or sore muscles & tendons to improve movement…on live horses… not by dissection! Through a process of flexing, massage, and deep motion flexing, Equine Flexion Therapy can help keep horses more flexible and comfortable, aligning the spine without chiropractic adjustments and addressing the muscles that control the skeleton. Evaluation is done through testing the range of motion and palpation tests. Muscle therapy and deep motion flexing can help align the spine and the relaxed muscles will help prevent the spine from being pulled out of alignment. EFT is a system that can help a farrier become a better farrier. It is a system that can be done in conjunction with a farrier business and as equine specialty. The more educated a person is, the better farrier they will be. Dan believes that his experience can benefit the BWFA, the farrier industry and everyone in their own farrier business. A great service for owners… provided by farriers….who should know balance and movement and equine anatomy at its best.
For the Printable Equine Flexion Therapy Brochure & Application CLICK HERE
FNRC projects help the horses who need it most. The Research Center partners with a non-profit organization on a mission to help horses in need. The National Equine & Hoof Research Foundation (NEHRF) accepts horses that need special care when horse owners may not have resources to help their horse or may not have the time to give to horses with advances problems.
For video and slideshows of E F T courses & EFT Specialists Visit our website by clicking here: www.farriersnationalresearchcenter.com
or call 706-397-8909
Georgia Courses are hosted and held at the Farriers' National Research Center and School (FNRC) Casey & Son Horseshoeing School & Clinic 14013 East Hwy #136 LaFayette, Georgia 30728