Keeping it Simple

Ben Mangan knew from a young age that he was destined to become a farrier.The 40-year-old certified journeyman farrier grew up in Vermont and started learning the trade from his uncle before he was a teenager. By the time he was 14, he had gained enough experience to spend summers in Ithaca, New York apprenticing under Buster Conklin, the retired farrier instructor at Cornell University.

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