– Danvers Child –
BSE (English, History)
University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas
PhD / ABD (Rhetoric)
Certified Journeyman Farrier
Approved AFA Examiner
Board Member IFA
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In addition to his work within the farrier community, Danvers maintains an active role within the larger equine community. He produces and reviews articles for numerous publications and serves within a variety of organizations. In 2013, he started working with SmartPak serving as their Hoof Health Consultant.
A life-long horseman and a practicing farrier since 1972, Danvers specializes in shoeing sport and performance horses.
In addition to his home practice, Danvers travels extensively, as a farrier and as a consultant and specialist for farrier concerns. He served as a supervisor for the Official Farriers at the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games; additionally, He serves as an Official Farrier for the RK3DE (Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event) and the Hoof Health Consultant for SmartPak.
A proponent of continuing education and voluntary certification, Danvers is one of 18 Approved Examiners in the American Farrier's Association's (AFA) certification program and conducts clinics and workshops for the farrier community throughout North America.
He served as Editorial Director for the AFA and as Editor of Professional Farrier magazine. He's received numerous American Horse Publications (AHP) awards for his work including Best Instructional Article, Editorial Event Coverage, and an Honorable Mention for the coveted AHP's Overall Excellence Award.
In addition to his work within the farrier community, Danvers maintains an active role within the larger equine community. With his partner, April Raine, he owns and operates EquiDesis, LLC., an equine-focused editorial & design firm. He produces and reviews articles for numerous publications and serves within a variety of organizations.
AAEP/AFA Developmental Workshops
Anvil Brand & Land of Lincoln Horseshoers' Association
AFA Annual Convention
AFA Education Committee Workshops
Association Des Marechaux-Ferrant du Quebec
Centaur Forge & Upper Midwest Farrier's Associaiton
Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference
Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair
Farrier's Association of Washington State
Hoosier Horse Fair
Michigan Horseshoers' Association
Mid-East Farrier's Association
Purdue University Veterinary School
River City Roundup & Midwest Farriers' Association
Southern Farriers' Association
United States Pony Club
2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
B.S.E. (English & History), University of Central Arkansas
M.A. (English), University of Central Arkansas
A.B.D. (Rhetoric) Purdue University
Director, Developmental Writing Program, Purdue University
Assistant Director, Writing Center, Purdue University
Coordinator, Instructional Computing, School of Liberal Arts, Purdue University
Composition and Literature Instructor, University of Central Arkansas
Composition and Literature Instructor, Purdue University
Composition Instructor, Indiana University--Kokomo
Composition Instructor, IV Tech
Board Member, National Writing Centers Association
President, East Central Writing Centers Association
Publications: 20+ articles in journals such as College English, College Composition and Communication, and The Writing Center Journal; essay in Henderson's Thor's Hammer: Essays on John Gardner; essay in Wallace & Simpson's The Writing Center: New Directions; Instructor's Manual for Weiser's Basic Composition; etc.