Josh Stanley, CJF, AWCF, has been shoeing horses since 2005. In 2006 he graduated from the Montana State University Farrier School under Hall of Fame farrier, Tom Wolfe, CJF.  He apprenticed with Tom from 2008–2009, during which time Josh earned his Certified Farrier and Certified Journeyman Farrier degrees from the American Farriers Association. In 2011 Josh joined a group of only a handful of Americans to become an Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (UK), a degree focused on in depth knowledge of equine anatomy, lameness, and biomechanics.

Josh actively competes in horseshoeing contests around the US and internationally. In 2013 and 2014 Josh earned a position on the American Farriers Team, representing the US at the International Team Championships in England.  He has been Reserve National Champion for three years running—2013, 2014, and 2015. Josh also serves as a judge and clinician around the country each year.  He has been honored by being invited to Japan in October of 2015 and will travel there to represent the US as a clinician.

Josh currently serves as a member of the AFA Rules committee, as well as Vice President of the Montana Professional Horseshoer’s Association. He enjoys working with a variety of breeds and disciplines, from performance horses to pleasure horses. He is dedicated to constantly improving his skills and knowledge in an effort to help the Horse.

Credentials

2008
American Farrier’s Association Certified Farrier

2009
America Farrier’s Association Certified Journeyman Farrier

2011
Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (UK)