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BEAUTY AND BEAST. Ford calls the F-350 a powerful beast of burden. True, but the truck also boasts a look that is sure to turn heads on the highway and at the horse barn.
Imagine that money is no object and you could have any shoeing rig your heart desired. Want it roomy? OK. Want it to provide protection from the elements? Of course. Want it to travel comfortably? No problem. Eye-catching. You betcha’. Anything you want.
So, go ahead. Design the rig of your dreams.
That was our fantasy and, as long as we were aiming for perfection, we thought we’d take our quest to someone who knows more than a thing or two about building top-notch rigs.
Brent Chidsey, owner of Stone Well Bodies & Equipment Inc., the widely known rig shop in Genoa, N.Y., that turns out many of the most coveted rigs in farriery, responded with a rig that could leave a bar full of farriers speechless at closing time.
It’s an eye-catcher, all right. It starts with a 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat pickup with a four-door crew cab. It’s painted in a two-tone color scheme of dark, metallic copper and a sand-like Arizona Beige.
The truck is as beautiful inside as outside. It boasts the King Ranch package, which includes leather captain’s chairs with heated seats. The front seats have manual lumbar support and power position adjustments, and there are front and rear, leather-covered consoles. Adjustable gas and brake pedals also…