Farrier’s Trailer Built by FFA Students

Texas horseshoer Don Mock hauls a slick, functional trailer that was built by teenage brothers as a school project

Pictured Above: Brothers Warren and Dean Evans built Don Mock’s trailer as part of their FFA Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies course.

Don Mock started his shoeing career in 1972, skipping his high school graduation ceremony to begin his farrier business. Shoeing for nearly 50 years, he has decreased his workload to several days a month, keeping his practice near his home in Denton, Texas. He primarily works at a large jumper barn with farrier Jarrett Bros.


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Shoeing for half a century, Mock has helped a number of younger farriers along the way. When it came time to build his trailer, he found another chance to help out the next generation.

A Trailer Challenge

A few years ago, friends of the Mock family mentioned that their sons Warren and Dean Evans had to come up with a project to build for their FFA Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies course at Valley View High School. Mock had the perfect opportunity for them: build a farrier trailer.

Before the build, Mock designed what he wanted in a trailer and had Bay Horse Innovations manufacture the shelves and drawers. He walked the brothers through the design and turned them loose. Four months later, Mock had his new trailer.

Two Design Must-Haves

Mock wanted a trailer had smart use…

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Jeremy McGovern

Jeremy McGovern is the former Executive Editor/Publisher. A native of Indiana, he also is president of American Horse Publications.

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