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Farrier Families Share Strategies to Teach Hoof Care

Horseshoeing might be in their genes, but there’s plenty of blood, sweat and tears

Kids didn’t have career choices in the 1800s. Children were expected to follow in their parent’s footsteps, often in a family business. Blacksmiths of the time, like other tradesmen, relied on their sons to learn the skills and backfill the ranks as their elders retired. Most daughters weren’t offered an option back then.

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Forging a Business on the Side

Sharpening drill bits used in a local mining operation provides supplemental income for a Utah farrier
There are still plenty of horseshoers out there who see their business drop off considerably during the winter months. Some farriers deal with this by trying to make sure their shoeing book includes as many horses that will be used year-round as possible. Others put in long hours during the peak-riding season, reasoning that every extra horse they work on during that period takes the place of one they don’t see during the slow winter months.
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Shoeing for a Living

A Little Old and a Little New

Utah’s Jacob Manning adapts lessons learned from his Hall of Fame father into his own style of horseshoeing
Cool mornings, Utah and June don't seem to belong in the same sentence, but it's a cool June morning in Roosevelt, Utah, as Jacob Manning pilots his shoeing rig from the parking lot of a local restaurant where he and his nephew, Dennis, met me for breakfast before heading to their first shoeing stop.
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