Rodney King is a farrier with 27 years of experience in both private and clinical practices. First qualified in New Zealand as a Certified Equine Farrier (NZCEF) in 2002 he developed a successful Sporthorse based shoeing business in the North Canterbury region. Qualifications of Certified Farrier (CF) and Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) (USA) were achieved between 2004 and 2007. In 2007 he joined Rood and Riddle Equine hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, USA until 2011. During this period, he was senior farrier to Dr Scott Morrison, founder of the RREH podiatry department. In 2009 He attained the Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (AWCF) qualification, a therapeutic based farriery certification. In 2020 after several years back in New Zealand operating a Sporthorse and podiatry based business, Rodney moved to Qatar as Head of Podiatry at Equine Veterinary Medical Center. Rodney has presented lectures and given clinics and demonstrations in USA, Japan, Germany, Australia and New Zealand at both veterinary and farriery conferences and has been an international farrier competitor as representative for New Zealand for many years. He has a strong interest in therapeutic based farriery and enjoys teaching and educating in both shoeing and shoe making.
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