Jim Blurton – Farrier Focus

Jim Blurton AWCF World Champion Farrier Jim Blurton is head of multi-farrier practise Forden Farriers in addition to successfully manufacturing his own range of tools and specialist shoes. Last year he was Head Farrier at the London 2012 Olympics. A highly respected farrier, businessman and clinician Jim answers our second ‘Farrier Focus’…. Why did you …

What farriers hear (4)

What the horse owner says: "i'll be at work but my teenage son will hold the horse for you" What the farrier hears: "My teenage son hates horses and everything about them. He'll be miserable and hopeless holding the horse but I'm desperate to get my horse shod before the show"

What farriers hear (3)

What the horse owner says: "it's just up the road from the other horse you shoe" What the farrier hears: "it's an extra 30 minutes drive down a bumpy road, across a gushing river and I might not be able to catch the horse when (and if) you get here"