I would like to welcome everyone to the Double D Acres LLC web site.
Here you will find the most up-to-date information about Double D
Acres LLC, and the services we offer. A lot of things have changed
around here. We are now located in Labadie, Missouri. My name is Wayne White and I am
a full time farrier. I
learned to shoe under the direction of Tom Ramsey in Farmington,
Missouri, and have attended seminars, clinics and work shops. I
started my own business in November of 2003. I am an Illinois Racing
Board licensed thoroughbred blacksmith and the President of the
Missouri Equine Council.
Our goal at Double D Acres is to provide quality hoof care and
dependable service for your horses, donkeys, mules, minis or
whatever equine you may own. Feel free to ask any questions and I
will try to answer it to the best of my ability. I don't know
everything and strive to learn more and more every day. Continuing
education is very important.
Thanks for visiting, I hope
you enjoy our site. Why not take a moment to add us to your
favorites and visit again? I update my site on a regular basis so
there is usually something new to see or interesting to read about.
In closing remember these cowboy words of wisdom: "Never squat with
your spurs on!"
Note: BEWARE OF DECEPTION!
After viewing Craglists web site it came to my attention some folks
will try anything. The particular add has at the end Licensed: CJF.
This disturbs me somewhat because it makes a horse owner think that
we are licensed. In fact we are not licensed and the CJF title is
given to farriers that have worked hard to become certified. It has
nothing to do with licensing. Three organizations that give
certifications are the AFA, Guild and BWFA. In my opinion the first
two are the most recognized organizations within the farrier
industry. My advice is if you see the letters CF, CTF, CJF or
anything similar, ask the person which organization they are
certified with and then contact that particular organization and see
if the certification is authentic or if the farrier is pulling your
leg. Most organizations will be happy to accommodate you since this
persons claim reflects on their organization. Also remember that one
does not have to be certified to be good at what he/she does. I know
several good farriers that are not certified and say they never will
be because they don't think it is necessary and I respect them and
their decision. Continued education is very important within the
farrier industry and when one works to become certified the
education is irreplaceable. As for me I plan to seek my
certification through the AFA this year. It is tough and takes a lot
of hard work but I believe it is worth it to further my career.
Honesty is very important in any industry and I think it is sad when
people choose deception to get clients instead of hard work. Just my
two cents and I hope this helps you to make a good decision when
hiring a farrier.