What kind of an organization is needed to issue professional field credentials?

A farrier organization, which issues professional credentials, needs to be managed by qualified professional farriers. This is the only way to be sure that the organization will put the interests of the qualified working farrier first.

The Guild of Professional Farriers is a non-profit organization, which requires all voting members to meet the Registered Farrier™ (RF™) standard, which is based on the knowledge, experience, and skills needed to practice farriery on sound horses at a professional level. We issue no credentials lower than RF, and openly promote this standard to the horse world as a way to identify qualified professional farriers.