Visitors traveled from near and far to attend this year's fall clinic at the Farriers' National Research Center.. a great event with an All Star Lineup, including two-time "American Cowboy of the Year" winner, Rick Wheat.
Guest of Honor, Rick Wheat talked about his patented Noavel Headstall. Rick has been the recipient of numerous awards within the Equine Industry including:
- “All Around Cowboy”
- “Producer of the Year”
- Training World Champion Youth Reining Horses.
- Nominated by the last Marlboro Man and West Quest and awarded the “American Cowboy of the Year” title 2006 & 2007 at the Celebrity Rodeo, their most attended event.
- Numerous awards from farrier clinics and humane societies.
- BWFA Farriers Hall of Fame 2015
Rick Wheat displaying his award winning Noavel Headstall, along side David Lipcomb, college professor from Texas and farriers Ethan Harrington, Stacey Humphrey and Chris Kulow.
FNRC guest lecturers Chris Glover and Buck McColl. Chris shared information about Infrared/Red Light Therapy and Microcurrent and Buck talked about Equine Nutrition and some of the tried and true products available from Mobile Milling.
Georgia Horseshoeing School Graduate, Sam Mannira (right) makes a return visit after graduating 13 years ago. Visit our YouTube page to hear Sam talk about his life after school.
Auction winners went home with limited edition or handmade one of a kind items. Georgia Graduate Farrier, Ethan Harrington (left) was the winning bidder of a limited edition Noavel Headstall and Signature Reigns. Link Casey, Owner and Instructor of Georgia Horseshoeing School (middle left) took home handmade tools from Blacksmith Extraordinaire, Daniel Riffe after a very exciting bidding war. FNRC founding member, Davey Tucker (middle right) placed the winning bid for a limited Edition BWFA pocket knife. The knife is one of only 50 ever made and the only one available for purchase for the year of 2015. Casey grad and BWFA certified Journeyman I Farrier, L.C. Bishop (right) placed the winning bid on a bronze BWFA belt buckle.
Dan Marcum, developer of the patented technique, Equine Flexion Therapy, gave an insightful presentation. The audience was able to see the difference it makes in a short time. Amazing!