American Farriers Journal editor Jeremy McGovern recently sat down with International Horseshoeing Hall Of Famer and farrier supply shop owner Lee Green.
Green, who has been shoeing professionally for 29 years, shod his first animal — a mule — at the age of 13.
“You have to have an understanding of the mule — how they think and operate,” he says. “You approach shoeing with the same steps, but the mule is a different animal than a horse. You have to shoe on their terms and be flexible and adaptable.”
Green went on to become an 11-time World Champion farrier and holds the world-speed shoeing record of 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
In this podcast, brought to you by Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center, Green discusses his introduction to farriery, his experiences in shoeing competitions and how he got into the farrier supply business.
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Intro Music: Gillicuddy - Adventure Darling
Interlude Music: Gillicuddy - Bending The Reed