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Why you should join the WSFA


Are you wondering why you should join the WSFA? here are a few (of many!) reasons

Professional Development: Joining your local farrier's association chapter provides many opportunities for continued learning and professional development. Workshops, clinics, contests, and other educational events organized by the WSFA provide a fun, friendly and informative environment to help you enhance your skills, stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, and improve your level of expertise.

Networking Opportunities: Being part the WSFA will allow you to connect and network with other local professionals in the hoof-care world. Building relationships with fellow farriers and veterinarians can lead to referrals, mentorship opportunities, and create a support network that is vital in case of unexpected life events and emergencies.

Sharing Knowledge and Experience: By building relationships with colleagues, farriers can gain valuable professional insight, exchange ideas, and learn from each other's successes and challenges.

Access to Resources and Tools: By becoming a member of the AFA and WSFA, you will gain consistent access to the latest educational materials, research articles, and industry publications that will help you stay up to date with the latest products, industry innovations, and research findings.

Professional Recognition: Joining your local AFA chapter can enhance professional credibility and recognition not only amongst other farriers, but also amongst current and prospective clients. Being affiliated with a reputable association indicates a commitment to high standards, ethics, and ongoing professional development, which can positively impact a farrier's reputation and client base.

Advocacy and Support: Associations serve as advocates for farriers, representing their interests and concerns at a local, regional, and national level. By joining the AFA and WSFA, you can contribute to collective efforts to improve standards within the industry.

Community and Camaraderie: Joining a farrier's association chapter fosters community and camaraderie among farriers who share a common passion and dedication to the trade. Engaging in association activities, attending events, clinics, competitions, and participating in social gatherings will allow you to connect with like-minded individuals, build friendships, and find support in a profession that can become isolating, and that is consistently physically and mentally demanding.

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