Welcome to the very first episode of the Mullins Farrier Podcast. My first guest, Chris Gregory was a natural choice for me. Chris has been my mentor and teacher for many years now. He is a role model in every sense of the word. He has continuously held himself to impossibly high standards and has always achieved them. Each new goal forcing him to get better and learn something new. With each accomplishment, he takes the opportunity to pass on what he has learned.
Chris has been a professional horseshoer since 1987. He holds several academic degrees, including a masters degree in human resource development, two bachelor’s degrees (with a minor) and an associates degree. He has been a member of the American Farrier’s Team, competed 18 times at the world championships Blacksmith Competition in Calgary and has been in the top ten at that contest.
He earned his CJF from the AFA in 1991 and the title of Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers at the age of 30. He is also the first American to be an examiner for a WCF exam. Chris is the creator of the FITS farrier exam system that has been adopted in Brazil, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and in North America as well. 1000’s of students have graduated from Heartland Horseshoeing School that Chris runs with his wife Kelly, son Cody, Cody’s wife Kirsty, daughter Jaqueline, and her husband Cameron.
I’m sure you will agree that if this whole shoeing thing doesn’t pan out, Chris could have a promising career in Radio. His voice would be perfect for one of those late night call-in radio shows “This Is Lovers and Other Strangers with your host Chris Gregory”
So let’s get to it…