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Shoeing for a Living

True to Fundamentals, Forward Thinking

A day with Minnesota farrier Mark Thorkildson delivered a mixed bag of horses and a consistent approach to quality work
Ramsey, Minn., farrier Mark Thorkildson grew up around horses. During his youth, the work by the farriers who shod his family's horses didn’t spark Thorkildson's interest in footcare. It wasn't necessarily that their work was bad, but these shoers were in-and-out backyard practitioners. Nothing stood out about their work with horses that would catch the eye of a novice.
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Shoeing for a Living

Shoeing In California’s Wine Country

Farrier Matt Frederick works on a front foot of a horse in California’s Napa Valley, the center of the California wine country.
Farriers come into the business in many different ways and from many different fields. But Matt Frederick, who shoes in Napa Valley, Calif., may come as close as any to having a unique beginning.
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Afternoon-Only Work For Island Farrier

Juggling a half dozen jobs keeps this part-time farrier burning the candle at both ends on long summer days
The early morning manager of a coffee shop. A fire department emergency medical technician. A drummer in a local band. A weekend cook for a catering company.
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