I shod my first horse when I was 13 years old, an old pony that I rode on many miles of country roads. A friend showed me how to put shoes on the horse, never suspecting that I would someday shoe horses for a living.
When Dawn and I were married in 1978 we had several horses and I began learning more so I could shoe them and have been shoeing horses ever since.
A whole new adventure began in 1992, shoeing the Fox Trotting performance horse. I watched and listened, attended several shows and received advice from the best trainers and farriers in the breed. I wanted to shoe each horse to perform the best of his ability, without hurting or laming him.
Wendell shoeing Spitfire's Golden Sunrise