I always had to feature a farrier in the Honest Trade series, as I was a firsthand witness to the true hard work that goes into shoeing a horse for 10 odd years. Being a former owner and eventer of these beautiful creatures, I was always amazed by the backbreaking job of the humble farrier. When Tony Blanchard and his team from
Farriers Down Under were recommended to me, I couldn't wait to get out and see a horse shod again (I've sadly been horseless for about 15 years). A true connection with the horses, and a gentle way of handling these gentle giants (one of these handsome fellas was over 17 hh and almost 1 tonne) was a pleasure to watch.