Live from the Ontario Farriers Convention in Orangeville Ontario, September 2019
Barney Cummings APF has been a horseshoer for over 40 years and has travelled extensively to do his craft including a time as the team farrier for Team Canada.
Barney is a member of the Foot for Thought team and has endeavoured to educate horse owners over the years. In serving his passion for ongoing education, Barney has produced a series of web-hosted educational videos to inform the horse enthusiast. Barney is a member of the AAPF and the AFA and the OFA and takes advantage of the continuing education opportunities these associations provide.
One of the first farriers in Ontario to set up a multi-farrier practice. He now works with his son but at one time had many members to his practice which is the main focus of this episode.
Barney is also a recording artist and a multi-talented fellow. I have learned a lot and hope you do too. Enjoy!
Most Gifted Book: 5th Business – Robertson Davies
Favourite Work Boots: Timberlands
Favourite Rasp: Save Edge
Dream Farrier Rig: F350 with Custom Box
Favourite Rounding Hammer: Old one
Gas or Diesel Truck: Diesel
Favourite Pastime: Guitar and a glass of wine
Next On Your Bucket List: play a round of golf in every province
Favourite Brand Of Keg Shoe: Kerckhaert Df
Leather or Synthetic Pad: leather
Favourite Type Of Horse To Work On: Athletic/Sport Horse
Ideal # Of Horses To Shoe All Around In One Day: 2 days to shoe two horses on my own – maybe 3 in all seriousness
Favourite Anvil: Mankle/Future/Scott
Favourite Quote: none
Accounting Software: Quick Books
Favourite Jeans: Levis
Favourite App: The ability to see radiographs on a phone and having a cell phone!
Preferred Social Media Platform: I look but I don’t participate
Favourite Drink: Pinot Grigio
Do You Have Injury Insurance? Yes
Method To Soothe Aches And Pains: Let’s not go there!
Favourite Music: Scruffy Country
Do You Workout? Yes
Do You Meditate? Yes
What Would You Have Been If Not A Farrier? I would have continued to pursue music