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Rev. Esco Buff


Board Director

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About Me

Esco is an American Farriers Association (AFA) Certified Farrier (CF), and International Association of Professional Farriers (IAPF) Accredited Professional Farrier (APF) with an endorsement, A NYS Gaming Commission Licensed Farrier, a member of the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame, a Society Only Member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR), and the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society (LADIS).

Esco started in the farrier industry trimming and shoeing horses in 1974.  Esco was introduced to blacksmithing and farrier work through his membership and association with the Boy Scouts of American while a staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.  Esco was the youngest Scout Master in New York State.  Esco is a graduate of New Mexico State Farrier School under Mogan I, “Razz” Rasmussen (1974) and the Illinois State Horseshoeing School.  Esco is an Eagle Scout with palms, an Ordained Minister, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Esco is dedicated to excellence in horse foot care.  He has a strong interest in working with all lameness cases including laminitic (foundered) horses as well as limb length disparity horses.  Through applying the principles of hoof balance, biomechanics, and holistic body balance, Esco creates sound horses with healthy functioning feet.

Esco also works on other farm animals (pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, chicken…) and exotic animals (hedgehogs, camels, giraffes, zebras, onagers, elephants…)

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