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Payden “The Mountain Man” Talbott

This blog is about Payden Talbott. Payden is a mountain man, having been raised in Buffalo, Wyoming. He currently calls the Billings, Montana area home, and his heart is definitely in the Rocky Mountains. Pretty much everything that he does for fun requires a mountain to do it the way he wants to do it.…
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Mikey Spickard from Ozark, Missouri.

This blog is about a young Christian man from Ozark, Missouri, named Michael Spickard. Better known as Mikey, partly because of his real name, and partly because of Mutant Ninja Turtles. He came to Heartland Horseshoeing School with that nickname, and it fits him really well. Like a lot of farm kids in the Midwest,…
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GQ American Joe Richer

In a rare change of pace this year, the next bio is from a male student. I write them in the order they come in, and the girls beat the boys when it comes to handing in their bios. This one is named Joe Richer, and I have taken to calling him GQ Joe. Since…
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Let Me Introduce You To Josephina Eli

Yes, the next blog is also about a female student. It has been quite a new experience for us to have so many women students, and I must say, a great experience. Next up is Josie Eli, known as Josephina. She is a young lady from Tea, South Dakota. Smiling Josie’s horse experience came through…
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Stud Muffin, aka Courtney Bianco.

Courtney Bianco, better known as Stud Muffin, is next in line for introduction. Stud Muffin is one extremely tough and determined young lady that continues to surprise and impress us. She got her name because she has a couple of dermal-anchor studs in her lower back that show when she is bent over shoeing. I…
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Lauryn “Medusa” Schemenauer.

Continuing with the Heartland Horseshoeing School Year Of The Woman, my next blog victim is Lauryn Schemenauer. I also call her Medusa, but the nickname has not stuck 100%. Her hair can have a mind of its own at times, bringing Medusa to mind. We do have as much fun as it looks like. Lauryn…
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The Great Farrier

The Great Farrier. I have written on this subject before, but it certainly deserves another visit. After spending the last weekend at the contest in El Reno with the super folks from the Oklahoma Farrier’s Association, I thought this was a great time to put some of these thoughts back into print. AFA President, Travis…
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Texas -aka Jordan Levisky- By Way Of Canada

. My third blog for this year is also a Canadian female farrier. I think this is Heartland Horseshoeing School’s Year of the Woman, as we have more females than males. That is a first in my 26-year career of running a farrier school. The student for this blog is Jordan Levisky, aka – Texas.…
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Amanda Chromasta, Female Canadian Farrier Headed Your Way.

There are few people that are as nice or agreeable as the next victim of the Heartland blog. Amanda Chromasta is a young lady from Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada. She is here for the Practical Farrier Course, but wishes she were here for one of the longer ones. That is saying a lot…
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Chantay “Chantilly Lace” Stokes, in the Heartland

The days are speeding by, and I have been negligent in my duties to let you all know about the incredible cast of characters that have been assembled as students at Heartland Horseshoeing School this year. Please forgive my neglect. This is where I would give a good excuse if I truly had one.  …
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