Welcome, everyone! If it seems like it’s been a while, you’re right. Fear not though, I’ve been busy sending microphones all over the world and I’m excited for the guests we will have on in the coming months.
A little shopkeeping before we start, you will notice that some of the questions in the Stratum Tectorium portion have been added and some have been omitted. Some I found were becoming redundant. The answers were always the same, or they weren’t really offering that much insight into the personality of the guests. Then there were others that I thought would be interesting to add. I apologize if I omitted any of your favourites.
My friend, Ali Carpenter’s shoe board contest is almost finished its first round, but it’s not too late to enter the second one, feel free to reach out to her on Facebook. It’s a great opportunity to get your journey to becoming a certified farrier started.
Finally, I wanted to direct you to my friend and former podcast, guest Daniel Bennet’s Lockdown, Farrier Learning Podcast. Since the pandemic caused the world to come to a screeching halt, no one has done more to keep the continuing education of farriers going. Daniel has used as many platforms as possible to do this. His Facebook page has had several videos on tips for the diploma exams in the UK and his podcast has had several great episodes with lots of practical advice and many useful takeaways. At this time with many of us missing the traditional convention, summits and clinics, the lockdown farrier learning podcast is a great way to get your educational fix.
Today, I’m speaking with Peter Ayranto CJF Peter is a farrier whose practice is predominantly West of mine in Southern Ontario. We don’t cross paths nearly enough, but we always have great conversations when we do. Peter lives close to the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph and has been the resident farrier in their large animal clinic for many years, you may hear me refer to it in the conversation as OVC or the university, as you will hear, Peter is always thinking, observing, and striving to do better in this craft. All good attributes to have in his role at the university. We hadn’t seen each other in quite a while so it was great to have the opportunity to have this conversation.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.