Hereford, Ariz., farrier Vern Miles passed away from colon cancer on Oct. 12, 2018. He was 78.

After several decades of horseshoeing, Miles retired to Arizona after living in California for a decade or so. He was a member of the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) and shod Quarter Horses for American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows and competitions. Miles retired from horseshoeing at age 73.