04-15-2011, 11:35 AM
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That is not what I asked.
Here is a bit from his website. Esco Buff, PhD, CF is the owner of Dr. Esco Buff's Farrier and Founder Service located in Western, New York. He is an American Farriers Association Certified Farrier with 36 years experience trimming and shoeing horses. Esco was introduced to blacksmithing and farrier work through his association with the Boy Scouts of American while a staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Esco is a graduate of New Mexico State Farrier School under Mogan I. "Razz" Rasmussen and the Illinois State Horseshoeing School. Esco is a Eagle Scout with palms and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master in Science, and a Doctorate in Business Administration. Esco Buff is dedicated to excellence in horse foot care. He has a strong interest in working with foundered horse and limb length disparity horses. Through applying the principles of hoof balance, biomechanics and holistic body balance, Esco creates sound horses with healthy functioning feet. In Recognition of Distinguished Accomplishments, Achievements and Contributions in Advancing the Farrier Industry, Dr. Esco Buff was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame in February 2011 Publishing Works Due to his extensive experience in shoeing foundered horse and limb length disparity horses, Dr. Buff has designed and published: the radiograph documentation forms -The Founder Data Collection and Analysis Form, The Founder Radiographic Collection Form, andThe Equine Digit Radiograph Form, the books - Founder Data Collection and Analysis - How to take, read and interpret radiographs for the prognosis and treatment of
the foundered horse, and Limb Length Disparity-Equine Anisomelia.
Several of his articles can be found in the American Farriers Journal, European Farriers Journal and the Professional Farriers Journal. The Founder Data Collection and Analysis Form is also referenced in the fantastic farrier text book, The Principles of Horseshoeing
(P-3), written by Dr. Doug Butler, PhD, FWCF, CJF and Jacob Butler, CJF.
No farrier or veterinarian should be without this book. Dr. Buff is also a columnist for the American Farriers Journal writing a business article for farriers in each issue of the trade
Esco shares his knowledge with an enthusiasm and dedication that reflects his love for
The horse and his trade. He is an international speaker whose knowledge of the farrier
Craft make him a natural for consultations, group teaching experiences and as a
Presenter at workshops, seminars and clinics.
Dr. Buff lectures on such topics as: Laminitis and Foundered Horseshoeing, How to
Correctly Place a Rigid Steel Heart Bar Shoe, How to Take, Read, and Interpret
Radiographs for the Prognosis and Treatment of the Foundered Horse, Limb Length
Disparity Shoeing, Principles of Body and Limb Balance, Holistic-Traditional Farrier
Science, How to Set-Up and Run a Successful Farrier Business, Farrier Business Skills
And Lameness Problem Solving. See Lectures, Clinics, and Events Page for more topics
And further details.
As an International Speaker, Dr Buff has lectured at: Luwex Hoof Symposium in
Germany; Norsk Hestesenter in Starum, Norway; Farrier Focus in Fort Collins, Colorado;
International Hoof Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio; Equine Affaire in Pomona, California;
Can-Am in London, Canada; Life Data Labs Research Farm in Cherokee, Alabama;
Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in Sacramento, California; The Horseshoe Barn in
Sacramento, California; to name a few.
Dr. Esco Buff was one of the farriers for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
In which only two farriers represented New York State. Esco also served as one of the
Farrier Team Members for the Dressage Test Event at the 2010 Kentucky Cup.
Dr. Buff was has been awarded with an Outstanding Presentation Award for a lecture
Given at the 2009 International Hoof Care Summit.
In Recognition of Distinguished Accomplishments, Achievements and Contributions in