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A farrier works on a shoe with an anvil.

6 Critical Areas To Learn Before Leaving School

I have taught horseshoeing for 40 years to more students than anybody else ever has. Most of my graduates went on to shoe horses professionally and made a living for themselves and their families. There are a number of ideas and philosophies about what’s important when learning about horseshoeing. The following are my ideas of what you should learn at shoeing school.
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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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