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Shoeing for a Living

Shoeing Along The Colorado Front Range

Farrier J.D. Downs is becoming known for his work with reining horses, in part because he never hesitates to seek advice from his mentors
J.D. Downs shapes a shoe at a ranch along the Colorado Front Range. The farrier from Frederick, Colo., north of Denver, says shoeing in the high, dry climate means dealing with hard, dry feet.
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Pat Tearney
From The Desk Of AFJ

You Don't Have to Go it Alone

Horse owners and trainers expect you to be the hoof-care expert, but a real expert also knows when to ask for some help
J.D. Downs has been shoeing full time since 2006 and has built a pretty successful practice near his Frederick, Colo., home. If he has one particular piece of advice for young shoers, it's â"Don't get in over your head."
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