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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.

October 15, 2017 - Meredith Manor Equestrian College, Waverly, West Virginia
Place:  147 Saddle Lane, Waverly, West Virginia, 26184

Topic:  Radiation Safety and Interpretation for the Farrier.

Time:  0830 - 0900 - Registration and Breakfast
  0900 - 1300 - Radiation Safety Powerpoint lecture and demonstration.
  1300 - 1400 - Lunch
  1400 - 1700 - Radiation Interpretation Powerpoint lecture and demonstration.
             1830 - Networking Supper.

For more information or to register:
Contact Meredith Manor at 304-679-5267.

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

November 4, 2017 - Saginaw Valley Equine Clinic, Saginaw, Michigan
Place:  7319 Tittabawassee Road, Saginaw, MI, 48604

Topic:  This powerpoint lecture and demonstration will focus on how to take, read and interpret radiographs for the porgnosis and
treatment of the laminitic and foundered horse.

For more information or to register contact:
Carissa Kars at: or (989) 790-7339.

"This event has been approved for 7.75 American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF) Continuing Education Credits.  For more
information visit their website -"

February 24-25, 2018 - Denmark
Topic:  The Whole Horse Approach to Balance, Lameness Problem Solving and Limb Length Disparity
Time:  0800 to 1700
Place:  Denmark

For more information or to register contact:
Michael Kjaer at +45 4033 5455

April 21-21, 2018 - Quinte Wellness Center, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Topic:  TBA
Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Place: Quinte Wellness Center, 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville, Ontario, Canada, K8N 4V8

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Cheques made payable to: Stuck in the Mud Animal Services
Mailing address: P.O. Box 377
Madoc, ON, Canada K0K 2K0

For more information and to register: Betty Jean Matthew at

August 4, 2018 - Orrville Veterinary Annual Clinic, Orrville, Ohio
Topic:  TBA

August 9-11, 2018 - Esco Buff's Annual Summer Summit, Webster, New York

2018 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 T-Shirt, Lunch and drinks for all three days.

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

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

Payment and confirmation can be made after May 10, 2018 and before July 15, 2018. No refunds after July 15, 2018. No reservations will
be taken after July 15, 2018.

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. When making payment, please include note of the desired T-Shirt

2018 Summer Summit Agenda:

Day One (1) - Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time - 8:30 am Check-in.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Lectures/Wet Labs
7:00 pm - Evening Supper and Activity
Topics - TBA

Day Two (2) - Friday, August 10, 2018
Time - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Lectures/Wet Labs
3:00 pm - 5:00pm - Afternoon Tour Activity
Topics - TBA

Day Three (3) - Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Hands on Forging Day/Wet Labs
8:00 pm - Midnight - Evening Campfire and Closing
Topics - TBA

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.

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.
Lectures, Clinics and Events