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These are busy days for Zach Morris.
The Lyons, Ore., farrier is logging significant miles — both on the road and in the air — as several of his clients will be making the trek to Tulsa, Okla., for the United States National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. With a little more than 2 weeks before the show, Morris has his work cut out for him.
After spending the previous week in New England, Morris will be on the opposite coast for the upcoming weekend as he prepares more clients’ horses that are stabled in the Seattle, Wash., area. In the meantime, clients closer to home at Prestige Farms in Hillsboro, Ore., are on his immediate mind on this “Shoeing for a Living” Day.
A big part of ensuring that Morris’ work is performed at a high level is the help that he receives from associates such as Lillian Wenham, who accompanies him today.
“It’s really easy to be successful when you have good help,” he says. “It’s not just the physical aspect of it. Their abilities to perform…