Certified Trimmers possess the qualifications necessary to adequately address preventative and rehabilitative needs of domestic equines. Certified Trimmers are available as clinicians; these experienced trimmers find education to be as important in their practice as is their work at the hoof.
Apprentice Trimmers are skilled trimmers who are competent to perform an appropriate trim on a variety of healthy and pathological hooves. Apprentice trimmers have the potential, but lack the experience needed to qualify as a Certified Trimmer. They are encouraged to continue their education with the goal of becoming Certified Trimmers.
Professional trimmers who desire membership in the American Hoof Association are encouraged to apply. The application process for both Certified Trimmers and Apprentice Trimmers is more completely described under Membership.