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Old 10-11-2018, 2:14 PM
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Repairs saddles also. Talk about a multi talented young man.

This young man has gotten good at these 3 things from family and trade school. His dad worked 40 years as a Cobbler and has all his tools. I guess they worked on saddles also. His leather work is fantastic.

He is a full time Farrier and is great with horses. He is a real craftsman that takes pride in his work.

He is engaged to my oldest sons daughter and has grandpa's seal of approval. We just got done building a truck for his Farrier business and it is pretty custom.

These skills are a dying a slow death now and I'm glad to see someone keep them alive and take pride in it.

He treats my grand daughter like a queen, It keeps him alive. He will make a great addition to our clan.

What a great skill set.
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Old 10-11-2018, 2:44 PM
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I agree all three of those skills are dying out.
Also right now in our economy it's usually folks who can afford to own a horse ( or many horses) can also afford a good horse farrier.

And boy oh boy if there's ever a zombie apocalypse or Long term economic collapse he would be as valuable as a doctor at your side.
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Old 10-11-2018, 2:50 PM
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I do not own horses and never have but for some weird reason I know 10-12 farriers.
Lol, I doubt any do leatherwork.
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After moving to AZ 4 months ago, Wife couldn't get a farrier to come out to our place.
So, I bought the tools and she has learned how to do it.

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Old 10-11-2018, 4:25 PM
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Repairs saddles also. Talk about a multi talented young man.

This young man has gotten good at these 3 things from family and trade school. His dad worked 40 years as a Cobbler and has all his tools. I guess they worked on saddles also. His leather work is fantastic.

He is a full time Farrier and is great with horses. He is a real craftsman that takes pride in his work.

He is engaged to my oldest sons daughter and has grandpa's seal of approval. We just got done building a truck for his Farrier business and it is pretty custom.

These skills are a dying a slow death now and I'm glad to see someone keep them alive and take pride in it.

He treats my grand daughter like a queen, It keeps him alive. He will make a great addition to our clan.

What a great skill set.
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Old 10-11-2018, 4:32 PM
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Where do they live? I have friends in the horse game near Santa Barbara.

If in that area, pm me and I can pass along the info?

If he has a website, post it up
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Old 10-11-2018, 6:44 PM
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Repairs saddles also. Talk about a multi talented young man.

This young man has gotten good at these 3 things from family and trade school. His dad worked 40 years as a Cobbler and has all his tools. I guess they worked on saddles also. His leather work is fantastic.

He is a full time Farrier and is great with horses. He is a real craftsman that takes pride in his work.

He is engaged to my oldest sons daughter and has grandpa's seal of approval. We just got done building a truck for his Farrier business and it is pretty custom.

These skills are a dying a slow death now and I'm glad to see someone keep them alive and take pride in it.

He treats my grand daughter like a queen, It keeps him alive. He will make a great addition to our clan.

What a great skill set.
Just in case you have another granddaughter . . . I am an IT engineer, amateur blacksmith, and shade tree mechanic!
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Old 10-12-2018, 9:39 AM
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We live up in the foothills at the 3500 ft level north east of Murphy's. He has all the business he can handle, thank you for your inquire.

Chuck, careful what you wish for. All my daughters and grand daughters are smart strong willed women and are a handful, just like my wife. I don't think the 3 that are dating age are available.

We have never had a daughter marry outside the Mormon faith but you never know.

The skill set the young man has is very helpful around the ranch. I have known his family for many years and he comes from good stock.

If things do go south, those skills will be real handy. I think everyone should be good at something where they use their hands, craftsmen.
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Old 10-12-2018, 9:54 AM
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Sounds like a good, hard working young man.

Farriers are still around, perhaps more so in other parts of the US where horses are more common. I remember going to the Montana state fair once and there was a farrier competition going on. And steam engines. And a rodeo. And great corn on the cob. Etc. A great fair.
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My hunting buddy is a Farrier but high-end, more a Podiatrist than a Cobbler, for Grand Prix jumping horses, 80% of the body weight lands on the horses front legs then the land.
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Old 10-15-2018, 8:07 AM
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We live up in the foothills at the 3500 ft level north east of Murphy's. He has all the business he can handle, thank you for your inquire.

Chuck, careful what you wish for. All my daughters and grand daughters are smart strong willed women and are a handful, just like my wife. I don't think the 3 that are dating age are available.

We have never had a daughter marry outside the Mormon faith but you never know.

The skill set the young man has is very helpful around the ranch. I have known his family for many years and he comes from good stock.

If things do go south, those skills will be real handy. I think everyone should be good at something where they use their hands, craftsmen.
I completely agree. These days not enough people do things for them selves and as a result never develop basic skills. Most people don't even mow their own lawns or change the oil in their cars and the list of SIMPLE tasks goes on and on. How about using a sewing machine to make or mend clothing?
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