About Elizabeth the Farrier
I established Elizabeth’s Farrier Service in Lexington, Kentucky in 2005. In addition to working on riding horses, I had the opportunity to attend racehorses, thoroughbred broodmares, foals and sales yearlings.
I credit my abilities to help horses with bad feet to my 10 year immersion in the thoroughbred industry. If you are unfamiliar with racehorses, they are notorious for having bad feet. These horses along with many other professionals in the Bluegrass region shaped my shoeing and trimming methods by teaching me what needs to be done maintain and rehabilitate distressed feet.
My farrier credentials include:
- in 2007, attained the “certified farrier” endorsement through the American Farrier’s Association by completing a three phase judging by nationally known experts in my trade
- taught farrier science course (’06-’08) for Midway College
- expert speaker numerous events including “Equine Affair”
- passed licensing requirements for Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana horse racing authority
- Numerous continuing education certificates
In 2012 I moved my business to become Southern Middle Tennessee farrier. I love the rugged terrain of the Volunteer state and try to get out and see it in my free time. There is also a local gentleman that made the move a little easier ;).
My experience prior to becoming an independent farrier includes a wide variety of experiences that shaped my shoeing philosophy.
- Formal Schooling–completing the Master Farrier Course offered by The Kentucky Horseshoeing School
- internship/apprenticeships–over two years of apprentice work in Lexington, Kentucky which included daily immersion in advanced farrier techniques under the wing of the areas top practitioners.
- related equine experience–competing through second level (dressage) as a young rider, working student and training experience at large sport horse training facilities along the east coast
When not underneath a horse I enjoy my dogs , whitewater kayaking, hiking, yoga, and photography .