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A Dab Of Flight School And The Slow Rasper

The power of language. We all know how important punctuation is. You have probably seen the meme that’s been around for a while. Why Punctuation is Important: Lets eat, Grandma. Lets eat Grandma. No argument. Very different results there, and funny until someone loses a grandma. But hearing language is also very important, and maybe…
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Clinic and Contest with Joe Nygren, October 4-5 in the Heartland.

There is a lot about to be happening at Heartland Horseshoeing School in October. On the 4th and 5th, we are going to have a clinic and little contest with Heartland graduate, Joe Nygren. Joe will be judging a head-to-head double elimination tournament style contest where you can win a buckle. Entry will be $25…
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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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