Badass Rigs & Trailers

Badass Rigs & Trailers
Brought to you by Anvil Brand, in 2021 we will showcase standout rigs and trailers in the magazine and here online.

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Farrier’s Trailer Built by the Next Generation

Texas horseshoer Don Mock hauls a slick, functional trailer that was built by teenage brothers as a school project

Don Mock started his shoeing career in 1972, skipping his high school graduation ceremony to begin his farrier business. Shoeing for nearly 50 years, he has decreased his workload to several days a month, keeping his practice near his home in Denton, Texas. He primarily works at a large jumper barn with farrier Jarrett Bros.


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Badass Rigs & Trailers: Small Trailer Adds to Career Longevity

Using smaller trailers has saved wear and tear to lengthen Indiana farrier’s shoeing career
Several years ago, Danvers Child didn’t want a new rig. His reasons were justified. A new body or trailer never made the buyer a better farrier after driving it from the manufacturer’s shop. Shoeing since 1972, Child felt with the years remaining in his career, he wouldn’t earn a return on the investment into such an expensive purchase.
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Badass Rigs and Trailers: Freightliner Conversion for Shoeing Across America

Farrier Joe Santos is based in Connecticut, but travels in his Freightliner to shoe sport horses from Maine down to Wellington, Florida.
Joe Santos's farrier practice focuses on sport horses and handles therapeutic cases. He is based in Connecticut, but spends half of the year in South Florida for show season. To be efficient in travel and carrying supplies, he uses his converted Freightliner to manage his business.
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Badass Rigs and Trailers: Shoeing Saddlebreds

Farrier Paul Human shoes Saddlebreds more efficiently thanks to his shoeing rig
When driving across several states to shoe horses, a farrier requires a reliable truck. Shelbyville, Ky., farrier Paul Human has counted on a 2005 Chevrolet C5500, which has logged more than 300,000 miles traveling across the seven states his clients reside. Because his practice combines traveling long distances and shoeing gaited horses, Human’s truck body also must fit his business.
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