upcoming events

Inaugural Podiatry SymposiuM


Michael Wildenstein, CJF, FWCF (Hons)






















Conformation Evaluation & Shoeing to the Conformation

February 4-5, 2022

Cascadia Equine Veterinary Clinic

31730 Sport Horse Way

Tangent, OR 97389

Open to All Farriers and Veterinarians!

Pre-registration: $100

After January 28: $150

  Farrier and veterinary students: FREE




Michael Wildenstein - Bio


Michael is a retired adjunct associate professor of farrier medicine and surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. He is certified as a journeyman farrier by the American Farrier's Association and is a fellow with honors of Britain's Worshipful Company of Farriers. He was inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame in 2006.


Michael learned to shoe from his grandfather in high school. After high school, Michael went to college to study forestry, biology and education. After a stint at teaching, he decided to turn his hobby of shoeing horses into an occupation. He furthered his knowledge by attending the Rocky Irons Farrier School in Turo, Nova Scotia and the Farrier School at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Michael worked as a farrier for six years before moving to


Denmark, where he continued taking horseshoeing courses and started his own shoeing business.

Michael was the resident farrier at Cornell University Hospital for Animals from 1991-2010, earning a position of adjunct associate professor. He taught farrier, veterinary and agriculture students. He also worked on lame horses referred to the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in the shoeing of lameness cases and heavy horses. Michael often lectures on these subjects throughout the United States and Europe. His methods are described in his videotape,Fundamentals of Draft Horse Shoeing, as well as the book, Draft Horses, co-authored by Beth Valentine, DVM, PhD. 

Michael is currently providing educational seminars, videos, coaching and clinics for Farrier Products Distribution, Grand Circuit Products, Veterinary Professional Development and Sound Horse Technologies.