Russell J Floyd AWCF

In this episode, I speak with Russel J Floyd AWCF. Russell was born and grew up on Vancouver Island in the small town of Honeymoon Bay. He had a love for horses and the outdoors since he was old enough to walk.

In this episode, I talk to Russel J Floyd AWCF. Russell was born and grew up on Vancouver Island in the small town of Honeymoon Bay. He had a love for horses and the outdoors since he was old enough to walk. He went to Old’s College farrier program in Alberta right out of High School and then attended an apprenticeship program with a farrier on the Island shoeing the Island carriage horses. Being in his early 20’s at this time he searched for work and got on with an outfitter. This led to the next 10 years of guiding Big Game Hunts, Guiding Pack Trips and Instructing Guide Schools. Listening to the advice of a business mentor he started his own farrier practice in Prince George, which is just about in the middle of British Columbia, a place that is just about as wild as it can get. Pursuing certifications and competitions he recently just completed his Associate Worshipful Company of Farriers and is gearing up for this year’s WCB finals in Las Vegas. He runs a successful farrier practice alongside his beautiful wife, Anya.

Stratem Tectorium

Book Most Gifted to Others:

Chris Gregory Textbook for Shoeing

Simon Curtis Books

The E Myth

The Mental Edge

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

Favourite Work Boots – Steel-toed Blundstones

Favourite Rasp – Heller Green Tang

Dream Farrier Rig – Full Body Bayhorse or Stonewell

Favourite Rounding Hammer – Beanie Hammer, Derek Gardner Hammer, Matt Marty Hammer

Favourite Bar Stock – ½ X ¾

Gas or Diesel – Diesel Ford F-350

Favourite Pastime – Skiing, hunting, hanging out, Rock climbing – anything that is cool

Favourite Keg Shoe – Werkman

Leather or Synthetic Pad – Leather

Favourite Horse to work on – A Good One

Ideal # horses to shoe all around in one day – By myself 5 with a helper 9

Accounting Software – Pay someone

App that has improved your work-life – Invoice 2 Go

Preferred Social Media Platform – A beer at the pub with some good guys

Injury Insurance – Yes

Do you work out? No, however, I do regular forging to stay in shape – I eat well, whole foods.

Planner or agenda – Used to use a daytimer however now I use the Apple Calendar.

Favourite Jeans – Carhartts

Favourite Quote – “A good kick in the butt is sometimes a step forward.”

Method of soothing Aches and Pains – Hot Tub and Steam Rooms

Favourite Drink – Craft Beer or whisky on the rocks

Favourite Genre of Music – Country Music

Meditate – Not officially

What would you have been if not a farrier – Outfitter

Russell J Floyd AWCF

In this episode, I speak with Russel J Floyd AWCF. Russell was born and grew up on Vancouver Island in the small town of Honeymoon Bay. He had a love for horses and the outdoors since he was old enough to walk.

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