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Growing up in Arkansas, Danvers Child never saw himself becoming a horseshoer. Sure, he would trim or shoe his friends’ horses, but it was never going to be a career — or so he thought. Turns out shoeing horses would up being a perfect fit for him — and for some interesting reasons.

In this podcast episode, brought to you by SmartPak, Danvers talks about his history in farriery, how to critique your footcare work, strategies for better communication with clients and how he approaches high/low hooves.







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Intro Music: Gillicuddy - Adventure Darling

Interlude Music: Gillicuddy - Bending The Reed