Steve Kraus, BS, CJF

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Department of Clinical Sciences

Certified Journeyman Farrier

Head of Farrier Services
Senior Lecturer, Farrier
Section Chief

Equine Hospital

Farrier Program

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Farrier Shop
Ithaca, NY 14853




  • 1971     Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, B.S. - Animal Science
  • 1968     State University of New York at Farmingdale, A.A.S. - Animal Science


  1. Kraus, S. The Right Fit for a Polo Athlete. American Farriers Journal, May/June 1989
  2. Kraus, S. Let’s Quit Giving our Work Away! American Farriers Journal, March/April 1995
  3. Kraus, S. The proper shoeing of draft horses. American Farriers Journal
  4. Kraus, S. The underlying causes of fractures in race horses. American Farriers Journal
  5. Kraus, S. Horseshoeing and the horsemanship. American Farriers Journal, July/August 1997
  6. Kraus, S. Dealing with Lost Shoes. American Farriers Journal, Nov. 1999
  7. Kraus, S. The Music of Farriery, The Professional Farrier, April 2010

Awards and Honors

  • 2017                   President Elect, Central New York Polo Club
  • 2016                   Inductee, International Farriers Hall of Fame
  • 2012 - present     American Association of Professional Farriers – Accredited Professional Farrier
  • 2010                   3rd place Winner, Vibram Online Hoof Challenge (international competition sponsored by
  • 2009               Inductee, Cornell Polo Wall of Honor
  • 2008 - 2012     Elected Member, Board of Directors of the American Farriers Association
  • 2005 - 2009     President Elect, Western New York American Farriers Association
  • 2003 - 2005     Vice President Elect, Western New York American Farriers Association
  • 1983               Certified Journeyman Farrier

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Farriers Association
  • United States Polo Association
  • Western New York Farriers Association (Founding Member)