Paddy Falvey, Certified Farrier
2020 - Visby Products, Wellington, Florida. Simon Curtis Clinic - Hoof Development / Foot Balance. Shoeing several cases now with more focus on negative palmar angle support and hind end reverse rotation feet, using own made orthotic aluminum plates and various densities of medicated dental impression. Trying to see how using Phillippe Grandjeans orthotic design plates can omit positive ground pressure and provide caudal focussed support to improve capsule angle. Hope for digital cushion recovery, and sustainable caudal foot palmar / plantar recovery. Very interesting results. Being a very common issue for many sporthorses. More cases needed, i can offer help. Really like the UK Lockdown Farriers podcasts, super helpful, (ep4). As well, as Mullins, AFJ, Butler and Hoof of the Horse podcasts.
2019 - World Alliance of Equine Osteopaths 2019 - Equine Fascia Clinic, Chi / Vluggen Institute, Florida, Equine Osteopathy, Dr Vluggen, Equine biome - Dr Biddle - pH and gut microflaura; Mike Wildenstein FWCF talk on defining equine limb conformation. This clinic gave me a wider understanding of critical factors affecting equine forelimb postural balance thru TMJ, aswell as equine body function and the meaning of "Tensigrity" in the equine, also use of "I" square uptake in the broader world.
2018 - Wellington Visby Farriers Clinic, February. UK glue link up, Billy Crothers T square implemented to all trims and shod horses (following Colles&Ware 2010 Principles of Farriery), Nano Emulsion Essential Oil Hoof Sanitiser developed. Still using this to date with the colloidal silver component helping bond oils to bacteria.
2017 - International Hoofcare Summit, Cincinnatti. Glues and UK company perspective.
2016 - North Carolina State University Equine Health Symposium. Became a member of the American Association of Professional Farriers in June, APF status awarded. March started using copper coated nails, excellent product. New emphasis for performance shoeing. New Forge June 2015. Kevin Bacons Hoof Solution.
2015 – linked up with Dr Wendy Ying, DVM, a local referral veterinarian practice – Lameness & Wellness (acu/chiro) & Chinese medicine. Last year with Kelly McGhee.
2014 – FAEP Hoof Symposium, FL. Purchased a FLIR thermography camera.
2013 – New impetus from Wellington farrier, Kelly McGhee. Jumpers. New Truck.
2012 – Foot Hygiene Talk at Surgicare & meetings for past 3 years. Last attempt at AFA CJF, (decided am not a great fan of tests!).
2011 – FAEP Equine Foot Symposium, FL. AFA Farriers Convention, KY. Passed AFA CJF written test.
2010 – AFA Certified Farrier Test awarded.
2009 – Commitment to providing a solid foundation to farriery, with day to day work and learning basics working alongside farriers. (for next 3 years). Kentucky Horseshoeing School Diploma Graduate (22 wk course). Attended FAEP HoofCare Summit, FL. AFA Convention, TN. HoofCare Summit, OH.
2008 – Hereford School of Farriery. Level 2 Farriery & Blacksmithing.