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Power Point and Practical Lecture Topics

  • How to Take, Read and Interpret Radiographs for the Prognosis and Treatment of the Foundered Horse.
  • How to Make Simple Heart Bar Shoes
  • Traditional-Holistic Farrier Care
  • Principles of Holistic Farrier Care
  • How to Obtain Holistic Equine Balance Through Farrier Work
  • Preventive Foot Care
  • Limb Length Disparity (Equine Anisomelia)
  • How to Recognize and Balance a Horse with a Limb Disparity
  • Lameness Problem Solving
  • Hoof Wall Repairs
  • Managing Long Toes, Low Heels, Club Foot, Navicular Issues, Sole Issues, Hoof Issues...
  • Retracted Soles and Other Sole Related Issues
  • How to Successfully Treat Canker
  • Everything Hoof Related
  • Glue-on Shoeing and Casting Techniques
  • Radiation Safety for the Farrier
  • Radiograph Interpretation for the Farrier
  • How to Run a Successful Farrier (Small Business) Business
  • How to Achieve Success in Your Farrier Career (Small Business)
  • Farrier (Small) Business Principles and Skills
  • Stratum Exterior Separation and HWSS

For further information or to set up a workshop/lecture/clinic please contact us.

To obtain more information about the below schedule,
please e-mail or telephone Esco Buff, PhD, APF-I, CF.

September 9-16, 2018 - FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), Tryon, North Carolina.

The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF) has agreed to provide emergency farrier services
for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games at Tryon International Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, N.C.  

I have been chosen to be one of the World Equestrian Games (WEG) Farrier's by the American Association of Professional Farriers
(APF) due to my experience and talents. This will be my second time as a WEG farrier and honored to do it again.

"Of all the farrier's in the United States, each one of us chosen represent 7/10 of 1% (0.07%) of farriers to be picked as a WEG farrier.
That's how tough it is to get to be a WEG farrier." Dave Farley, CF, APF-I

November 16-18, 2018 - Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center, Waverly, West Virgiania

Topic:  Day 1 (11/16/18) - Shoe Alterations and Forging.
           Day 2 (11/17/18) - Farrier Business Class.
           Day 3 (11/18/18) - Shoe Alterations, Welding/Brazing and Forging.

For more information or registration:  Contact Janie Crothers at (304)-679-5267

"This event has been approved for 25.5 American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) Continuing Education Credits.  For more
information visit their website -"

August 8-10, 2019 - Esco Buff's Annual Summer Summit, Webster, New York

2019 Topics TBA.

Pre-Registration is the ONLY way to attend. NO at the door registrations or walk-ins. The event will take place at Liberty Lodge,
Webster, NY (directions will be provide upon registration).

The cost per person are as follows:

Attend all three (3) days = $300 which includes a free 2018 Summer Summit memororabilia Gift, Lunch and drinks for all three days.

Attend two (2) days = $250 which includes a free 2018 Summer Summit memorabilia Gift, Lunch and drinks for both days.

Atttend one (1) day = $125 which includes a free 2018 Summer Summit memorabilia Gift, lunch and drinks for that day.

Payment and confirmation can be made after May 1, 2019 and before July 20, 2019. No refunds after July 20, 2019. No reservations will
be taken after July 20, 2019.

You must sign up and pay in advance in order to attend. Payments can be by credit card via website at: or by
checks made out to Esco Buff, 631 Bay Road, Webster, NY, 14580.

2018 Summer Summit Agenda:

Day One (1) - Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time - 8:30 am Check-in.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Lectures/Wet Labs
7:00 pm - Evening Supper and Activity

Day Two (2) - Friday, August 9, 2019
Time - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Lectues/Wet Labs
4:00 pm - 6:00pm - Afternoon Tour Activity.

Day Three (3) - Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Hands on Forging Day
8:00 pm - Midnight - Evening Campfire and Closing

Stockhoff's will be returning again with their mobile farrier store.
Please be free to bring your own lawn chairs to lectures for more comfortable seating. Tables and chairs are provided. Lodge has
indoor restrooms, Evening campfire has a portable bathroom. Dogs are allowed on leashes for the entire event except for the tours.

August in the area can be hot during the days (80-100F) with night time temperatures a little lower (50-80F). Rain or passing
thunderstorms seems to be a norm.

There are several local hotels that are all within a couple easy miles to the Lodge and Cabin.
Holiday Inn Express, 860 Holt Road, Webster, NY, 14580,
Hampton Inn, 878 Hard Road, Webster, NY, 14580,
Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 915 Hard Road, Webster, NY, 14580,
Super 8, 2450 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY, 14580,

There is also a campground within a few miles of the Lodge and next to the Cabin. It is a smaller campground accommodating tents to
fifth wheels. I urge you to make a reservation ASAP as it can fill quickly. Reservations can be made pre-season at: 585-872-5326 or
during season(May 1 - October 31) at:

This is a three day intense but fun clinic were attendee's share their own experiences as well. Attendee's boast how the Summer
Summit gives a great mid-year boost, is unbelievably fun, is an incredible learning opportunity and a great way to develp a new
networking system.  Respect and professionalism is a must or you will be asked to leave.
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