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Dakota Bayless – Little Cody – living in the Heartland

Dakota Bayless, aka Little Cody or PeeWee. This kid is only 14 years old, but he actually has more experience in horses and horseshoeing than a lot of older people. He has been hanging around every chance he has had. Being from Lockwood, MO, and part of a horsey family really helps. When you watch…
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Ethan Wright, aka Tootsie Pop.

Tootsie Pop comes to the Heartland from the Great White North. Ok, not Yukon or Alaska, but Minnesota. That’s pretty north when you are a Missourian. Ethan is 20-years-old and grew up in Chatfield, MN on a Black Angus farm. He has been in the saddle since he can remember, and horses have played a…
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Jordan Hadley living in Stockton, Missouri.

Jordan S. Hadley is a 22-year-old that has been living in Stockton, Missouri. He has a very interesting story and is one of the most grown-up 22-year-olds you are likely to meet.   Born to entrepreneurial parents in South Carolina, most of Jordan’s youth was filled with move after move from opportunity to opportunity. The…
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Wolf Man (AKA Jesse Huff) – Spotted in the Heartland

Jesse Huff, from the Wolf Den   This blog is about a very exceptional young man that defines the rule of not judging a book by its cover. We call him Wolf Man for obvious reasons, and he wears that name with a knowing smile.   Jesse came to the Farrier Blacksmith Course before starting…
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Phil Jorna, future Canadian farrier in training.

Phil Jorna comes to the Heartland from London. London in Ontario, Canada that is. Phil is a 42-year old who is making a career change to become a farrier. When you meet Phil, you will be impressed by how sincere and nice this guy is. He has a history is customer service, dog training and…
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Wilford Bisson. Called Mark to some, Major Dad to us.

W. Mark Bisson, AKA Major Dad We have always had a big spread of students when it comes to ages, backgrounds, cultures and life experience. And in every group there will be the one that is the most mature. This year we feature Major Dad. The opposite side of this spectrum is Little Cody who…
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Green Beret – Scott Robison and Camp Cowboy

1983 Was a big year for me. That was the year I turned 15 and left home to attend New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. It is and was a place filled with some of the most amazing people. So many of those that have passed through those halls have left to become super…
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Robbie Miller, ASF, South African FITS Examiner in the US.

In every industry you will find people that become great friends. One of the problems is that I make some incredible friends, but they are living a very long way away. Well, that could not be more true than this example.   I met Robbie Miller, ASF, in Calgary at the World Champion Blacksmith’s Competition…
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Rebekka Strahle from Missouri

Rebekka Strahle, a 21 year-old native Missourian from Warrensburg has decided to start her farrier career in the Heartland. Like a lot of students, Rebekka has an amazing history that involves the horse and her love of the horse.   She began by being put on horses at the age of two, and she was…
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Shannon from Pennsylvania.

Shannon May Fiedler Shannon is a 22 year-old young lady from Parkton, Maryland. Shannon’s family runs a hay farm and a construction company that has given her a lot of skills as a heavy equipment operator. While she can earn a living moving mounds of earth, she prefers being around or on top of a…
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