In this episode, I sit down with Sara Vanderpol, CJF. I have run into Sara many times over the years at shoeing competitions, clinics and conventions. Each time she had a new credential with the AFA or had stepped up into the Open Category or she had just made the Canadian Farrier’s Team or she had just come back from working in the UK. On and on she just kept setting the bar higher and higher for her peers. I was always inspired and admittedly sometimes jealous of her achievements and her neverending search for another challenge.
Sara began her career in 2011 and currently operates her business out of Elora, Ontario and shoes dressage horses, hunters and pleasure horses.
Recommended Books and Links:
Most Gifted Book: Gregory’s Textbook Of Farriery by Chris Gregory
Favourite Work Boots: Wolverine
Favourite Rasp: Heller XL legend Lime green
Dream Farrier Rig: Stonewell Full Body
Favourite Rounding Hammer: Derek Gardner 2 1/4 lb hammer with gamma tennis wrap
Favourite Bar Stock: 3/8 X 1
Gas or Diesel Truck: Gas
Favourite Pastime: sleep
Next On Your Bucket List: Find enjoyment in other things in life outside of horses.
Favourite Brand Of Keg Shoe: Kerckhaert DF
Leather or Synthetic Pad: leather
Favourite Type Of Horse To Work On: A good one!
Ideal # Of Horses To Shoe All Around In One Day: 3 or 4
Favourite Anvil: Round Horn Legend 120 lb
Favourite Quote: none
Accounting Software: pencil and paper
Favourite Jeans: Silvers
Favourite App: text messages
Preferred Social Media Platform: Facebook
Favourite Drink: Sommersby strawberry kiwi cider
Brand of Phone: iPhone 5s
Do You Have Injury Insurance? Not yet
Planner: paper day planner
Method To Soothe Aches And Pains: yoga
Favourite Music: Heavy metal and rock /classical or pop
Do You Workout? Yoga
Do You Meditate? In the truck while I drive
What Would You Have Been If Not A Farrier? Veterinarian