American Farriers Journal cover  September/October 2021 featuring Dick Becker

American Farriers Journal Executive Editor Jeremy McGovern traveled north of Detroit to Lapeer, Mich., to spend a day with Dick Becker. The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member has shod horses since graduating from horseshoeing school in 1973. On this “Shoeing for a Living,” day Becker worked at Four Winds Farm and Equine Hospital, a veterinary practice and hunter/jumper training facility. In this picture, he rasps a steel shoe before nailing it on. While many farriers have gone to the grinder to prepare a shoe, Becker still prefers this method. This preference may have something to do with Becker’s years as a competitor. While many competitors are most active in contests during in earlier parts of their careers, Becker re-entered international competition with fervor starting in his 40s and 50s.

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