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.
- Short Shoeing
- Barefoot vs. Shod
- How different Horseshoes effect the horse in motion
- Traction- Borium Nails
- Equine Nutrition
- Hoof bonding, Acrylics The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
- Teaching of Farrier Science
- Equine Magnetic Therapy
- Hoof Gauge Evaluations
- Treating Canker
- Tool used for hoof growth/lameness
- Plastic wedges
- Aluminum Shoes
- FNRC shoe design to speed up horse
- Gaited horse shoeing padded/flat
- Hoof cracks
Equine Flexion Therapy with Dan Marcum
July 2010 Photo taken by EFT Student and BWFA Certified Farrier, Tera Whaling of Georgia Jake, a 16 year Appaloosa Gelding with stifle problems, sore in the withers and down his back. Before photo
After photo – same day !! EFT massage therapy techniques were applied. A Big Difference and the owner was very happy! He is still a work in progress.
For the Printable Equine Flexion Therapy Brochure 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 at 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