Borderland farrier does things the old fashion way


EFFORTS TO GET MORE CBP AGENTS AT EL PASO BRIDGES. THE SOCORRO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT CELEBRATING A BIG NUMBERS OF OTHER LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS… EPISD HAS MORE THAN 57 THOUSAND STUDENTS AT ITS 89 CAMPUSES… YISD HAS 42 HORSES WEAR SHOES JUST LIKE US… AND THE MAKING OF THOSE SHOES IS A TRADE THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR CENTURIES M NINE NEWS REPORTER SHELBY KAPP IS LIVE FROM UPPER VALLEY WITH HOW ONE LOCAL MAN IS SHOEING HORSES A FARRIER OR A BLACK SMITH IS THE NAME FOR THE PERSON WHO PUTS SHOES ON HORSES… BUT LOCAL FARRIER DOUGLAS HOGUE IS DOING THINGS THE OLD FASHIONED WAY BY MAKING THESE STEEL SHOES BY HAND. HE HAS NOW BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HIS CRAFT BY THE NATIONAL FARRIERS ASSOCIATION AND HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OUT OF ONLY 3 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE TO RECEIVE THIS RECOGNITION. FARRIER SAYS HE WASNT ALWAYS GOOD AT THE CRAFT AND SAYS IT TOOK HIM YEARS TO PERFECT. HE STARTED AT THE HAS TO HEAT EACH PEICE OF STEEL BEFORE SHAPING IT AND FITTING IT TO EACH INDIVIDUAL HORSES 06;46;506;47;12 “building a shoe you asked how long it takes and its like anything else the better you are at something the faster you can produce that when i first started building my own shoes just like anybody else it took BECAUSE HE IS ABLE TO REUSE THOSE SAME SHOES MULTIPLE TIMES. NOW HE TELLS ME THAT HE BELIEVES THIS IS ONE OF THE LAST TRUE TRADES WHERE THEY CAN STILL DO THINGS THE WAY THEY DID YEARS AGO.. HE NOW MENTORS OTHER YOUNG FARRIERS WHO WANT TO FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS. REPORTING FOR NINE NEWS… SHELBY KAPP…BACK TO

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