Farriers with hidden 'talents'....

Festive_Felicitations

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I recently found out that my blacksmith is an opera singer and not just a back up, but lead tenor. And is currently rehersing for "La Traviata" (Alfredo).
He can do an impressive rendition of parts of Don Giovanni while bent double over a horses hoof, I only found out as I heard him practicing when he thought he was alone at the yard.
Talking to a friend she mentioned that her farrier shoes by week and is a high class chef in a posh resturant Fri and Sat nights, she only found out as she ran into him there.

So, I know many farriers ride in their spare time, often competing at quite high levels) but does any one else know of their farrier having special/or unexpected other talents?
If you are a farrier, feel free to own up it is nothing to be ashamed of!!! =)-
 

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I know, not a farrier story - but was surprised to find out that a plumber that I have used on occasion was a dancer! He even named his business after a type of dance (which I was too ignorant to realise... til I asked him!).

But next time I see my farriers I'm going to ask them what THEIR hidden talents are. I bet I get an interesting answer! First time I ever "saw" one of them he was posing nude in a calendar -- for charity!
 

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One of the lads when I was training had a fantastic voice, but would only sing if it was me and him.

He did American Pie, Don Mclean, the full version amazingly, he drove a karaoke to a stand still at matthew street festivly with his voice. AP is now my favourite song.

Lou x
 

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My farrier used to be a market gardener.

Its really useful, he always has a trip around my veggie patch when he has finished on the horses, and tells me what I need to plant\put out etc. over the next 6 weeks.
 

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My farrier is a bee keeper, and it seems he is very well known for his bees, and producing excellent queens. Luckily he is pretty good at shoeing too...
 

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My farrier is in a rock band
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My farrier took his kit off for a charity calendar "Farriers and their Tools".

I can confirm there is nowt wrong with his tools.
 
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A previous Farrier of mine was Voted 2nd Most Sexiest farrier in the UK a few years ago. My current farrier is a sheep farmer, but is also a member of a top winning Gig racing Team.
 
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