In this episode, we talk with Chuck Milne of Kennadale, Texas. He owns and runs Texas Farrier Supply with two locations. He has been shoeing horses since 1972(for 47 years).
Chuck tells about how he got into the farrier business, business lessons he has learned, the process in which anvils are manufactured, how he got several of his products started, the key things you need to know if you want to start a farrier supply business, and other experiences and lessons from his life and career.
In this episode, we talk with Certified Journeyman Farrier, Ben Mangan of Carthage, New York. Ben talks about his start when he was seventeen in Vermont. Later, he moved to New York and has been shoeing horses for the past twenty-one years.
He shares valuable lessons from his career, business tips, and ways he gained new clients when he first moved into a new area. Ben also shares tips about competing and lessons he learned from being on the North American Horseshoeing Team three times.
In this episode, we talk with Joel Gough, a mounted police officer and horse trainer, from the Virginia Beach, Virginia Police Department Mounted Patrol. Joel shares how he got his start with training horses, some critical principles to understand when undergoing sensitivity training with horses, and lessons he has learned from working with horses on a daily basis.
Joel also shares lessons about horsemanship and how farriers can get the contract to do the farrier work for a local mounted police force in their area. You'll get a lot of insight into the behavior of horses in this episode which will help you improve your horsemanship skills as a farrier.
In this episode,we talk with Certified Journeyman Farrier, Gene Lieser of Magnolia, Texas (northwest of Houston). He has been shoeing horses since 1994 and shares lessons from his experiences over the past twenty-five years.
He shares how he got his start, lessons from competing and the contests he is most proud of winning. He also shares tips for competitors and those preparing for the certified and journeyman exams.
Gene also shares details about the new vice and gate latch business he has created and the benefits of each of these innovative creations. You'll learn a lot about what it takes to succeed and why failure can never be an option as a farrier.