Update to Article September 6, 2018 — Bryan Moore’s organ donation will save more than three lives. After a sudden accident, Moore passed away — but will live through his liver and kidney donations. Moore also donated tissue and corneas that will be preserved for future recipients, according to Julia Fogle from the Kentucky Horseshoeing School

“Bryan was a hardworking, outstanding friend and student,” she says. 

Moore was scoring so high in class that he had already secured the Academic Achievement Award given out at graduation. He had a passion for art and science fiction. Previously, he had been working as a cook at a local restaurant when he decided to change career paths. The physicality of farrier work and working with his hands appealed to Moore when he decided to try horseshoeing. 

Although he didn’t own any horses, Moore quickly became enamored with the animals, especially the foals. He enjoyed interacting with the horses and became passionate about horse and hoof health. After graduation, Moore was hoping to be placed into an apprenticeship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. His future goal was to open a multi-farrier business. He had already named it Mockingbird Horseshoeing to coincide with his wife’s business, Mockingbird Art. 

Moore’s hard work and contributions will be acknowledged at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School’s graduation ceremony, where his wife Joyce will accept both the memorial and the academic diploma. 

— Chelsea Moskow, American Farriers Journal



Three people have a new chance at life thanks to Bryan Moore, a horseshoeing student at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School. Moore joined the school in January and quickly worked his way to the top of his class.

Classmate Veronica Lupo speaks on Moore’s behalf. “He absolutely fell in love with wanting to shoe horses competitively, and not just for the fun of forging, but for the horse as well.”

On Aug. 26, Moore passed away after a fatal head injury, according to WKYT, but he will live on in the lives saved by his organ donation.

Moore enjoyed working with horses, even though he hadn’t been around them before. He joined the school to take care of his family and was “one of the hardest workers you could ever meet,” according to the GoFundMe page set up to help Moore’s family. An avid art and Star Wars fan, Moore excelled in farrier school with his talents and interests.

“In doing so, he found something that made him as happy as he made everyone around him,” says Lupo, who set up the GoFundMe page for Moore’s family. "Our school has tried to do everything we can to support the family because we were all with him when it happened, and we know how much his family means to him."

Bryan Moore leaves behind wife Joyce and their sons, Atticus (4) and Watson (10 months.)

Read his obituary here.