RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A global championship here in Kentucky.
Horseshoeing is an art that may seem small but competitors from around the world are in Richmond at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School proving it’s a difficult and also an important job.
Mitch Taylor is the Owner and Director of the Kentucky Horseshoeing School where he says they strive to teach people how to be proper Farrier’s.
18 teams will compete Wednesday through Saturday.
Each day has a different discipline focus but focuses on the horse’s hoof.
“The horses hoof, he only has one little hoof that he stands on and one column of bone and so horses have a propensity to be sore when we’ve brought them out of their natural habitat and we ride them and we’ve trained them and we control where they live and what they eat and when they eat.”
The purpose of the world competition is to help continue education for Farrier’s, horse owners, and aspiring students.