I’m not sure how many of you have been following my instagram stories and posts, probably not too many of you — however! That being said, i will fill you in. Recently i’ve decided to try my hand at a new trade but an old thought. My grandfather was a blackmith and my father IS a blacksmith. Having always toyed with the thought of doing the same thing i finally took the plunge. Theres nothing better than spending a day doing proper hard graft to feel like you’ve accomplished something. I’ve done theatre thing, the boat thing and so forth — i’ll keep mixin’ it up because thats what i’m all about! Now i want to add being a farrier to my repertoire; smithing and working with horses, sounds like bliss to me. I want to do something i love doing everyday — something that wont always feel like work and where i don’t necessarily have to answer to anyone but myself. In life, for me, the most important thing is feeling free and like i’m in charge of where i’m going & what i’m doing.
A desk job will never do that for me.
I want to be out there under the sun, the rain or rolling through a heavy swell.
About two weeks ago i was lucky enough to actually shadow a farrier for the day, ask questions and see if it was something i think i’d even enjoy. Here is my #insta post from that day.
Today was the day. The rest of my day turned to dust but my morning was spot on. I spent my first day shadowing a very talented and lovely farrier who is showing me the ropes!!!! Ive been toying with the idea of being a farrier for many years but never stayed still long enough to catch my breath. My dad and grandfather are blacksmiths — so becoming a farrier suits me down to the ground. Hard work and horses? Yes please. I can't wait to get working with all the tools, figuring out the business and learning new traits. I know its only the first day — but it solidified my mind. Ive been debating whether becoming a farrier would be for me. Not anymore. One day shadowing and i am sold. I have a long way to go. Day one had come and gone. Bring on day two and long rocky road. Happy Tuesday folks.👊👌🐴🌳🌲🌿
I didn’t get around to making a blog post because i was super busy around that time. But now that things are finally moving along and i have a few hours to do nothing this evening i wanted to share it all with you.
Next week i’ll be working hands-on with said farrier and I physically can’t wait. Im nervous but thats understandable. New things are big, scary and sometimes a little uncomfortable. Nevertheless i think it’ll be a great day i’m sure and i’ll get my foot in the door.
On a side note this has finally given me the proverbial kick up the kisser to start getting my driving license. A kick i’ve needed since i was 18, many many moons ago.. Right now i’m cycling 6 miles to work which i don’t mind all that — i’m a pretty dedicated individual, however as a farrier that just wont do.