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Paul Conroy

BSc (Hons). AWCF

Paul was born in Lancashire in 1975; he grew up around horse and always wanted to become a farrier. He joined the British army at 16 years old, he became a member of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment where he took part in many state occasions such as the State opening of Parliament and trooping the colour many times as well the daily Queens Guard.

In 1995 he joined the regiments forge and started his farriery career; he gained his Dip WCF in 1999 and left the army in 2003 after 12 years’ service. On leaving the army he set up his own farriery practice. Paul enrolled on the farriery degree course at Myerscough College and passed his foundation degree in 2008 and his full BSc (hons) degree in 2010.

In 2011 he was given the opportunity to become a lecturer at Myerscough College School of Farriery Science, he still works there to this day teaching farriery from apprentice level all the way up to degree level, Paul works at college 2 days per week and the remaining time he still runs his own farriery practice.

Paul regularly lectures at clinics throughout the UK and Europe and was a clinician at the European farriery championships in 2014. He still has a passion for farriery and education after 25 years of shoeing horses and has a keen interest in anatomy & physiology as well as pathophysiology of diseases.