My name is Daniel Clina. I am an American Farriers Association Certified Farrier and a Certified Journeyman II Farrier with the Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association. After completing the curriculum at the Vermont School of Horseshoeing in the summer of 2001 I began an apprenticeship with my father, Buzzy Clina, who has been a farrier for over fifty years.
Since 2002 I have competed in the Empire State Farriers Association’s Annual Forging Contest held during the Dutchess County Fair. I have also competed in contests held by the Vermont Farriers Association and the Southern New England Farriers Association.
Continuing education is very important to me. My participation in the contests above help me to hone my skills at the forge and under the horse as well as challenge me to develop new skills and methods. I also regularly attend clinics and seminars offered by the various associations and farrier supply retailers where I get the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the hoof care industry.
In my everyday work I emphasize individual attention for the animals that I work with. Something that benefits one animal may not be best for the next one. I believe in evaluating each hoof on each horse and in choosing the approach that will best serve that horse at that time. A proper approach may vary not only from horse to horse and foot to foot, but from month to month as well.
I maintain many barefoot horses for my clients and am proficient in both hot and cold shoeing.
I take great pride in providing the horses in our community with quality hoof care while providing my customers with punctual service and peace of mind.