In keeping with the working farm aspect of the park, the farrier or blacksmith is responsible for the hoof maintenance, shoeing, and, most importantly, keeping a balanced trim on his equine charges. The adage “No hoof, No horse” is true, and proper hoof care is one of the most important elements in maintaining a healthy horse.
Working with red-hot iron, he uses his anvil, hammer, and tongs to custom-shape individual horseshoes to provide protection and support for many of the horses at the park. His expertise ranges from the Miniature Horse to the Clydesdale draft horse and every type in between. Interaction between the visitors and the farrier provides a unique opportunity for the farrier to educate visitors on proper equine hoof care and for visitors to understand why this necessary trade is both an art and a science. Feel free to stop by the Farrier Shop anytime during your visit to the park to watch our blacksmith in action and discover some very unique horseshoes!
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located between the Kids Barn and the Tack Shop.