A JOB YOU DO ON THE HOOF
Farrier Nina Thomas worked at stables in her native Devon as a girl – anything to be with horses from dawn till dusk. It took 150 letters to approved training farriers to receive one offer of work experience.
A four-year apprenticeship followed, and then a diploma and degree in Farriery Science.
Despite all this intensive study, Nina says she is still learning the skill of making horseshoes. ‘There is no such thing as a textbook limb – the more horses I see, the more I know there is still so much to learn.’