Welcome to the Mullins Farrier Podcast. Imparting wisdom forged over lifetimes of experience.
Jason Fox is a farrier in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. We've been running into each other for years at clinics and conventions and I've always had great conversations with him. Jason is a deep thinker and for many reasons, I would consider him a holistic thinker. This combined with his confidence to ask questions is why I knew this would be a great podcast. You may agree or disagree with Jason but I guarantee he will leave you thinking more critically about many aspects of our job.
Mark Hickcox CF
Welcome, everyone. I apologize for the long span between episodes. With technical difficulties and everyone being in the midst of show season, it has been difficult. In the end, as usual, perseverance paid off, which could well be the mantra of the gentleman you are about to hear.
It is a story of perseverance, dashed hopes, pivoting when roadblocks turn up, and finding your way back to the path. All told, Mark Hickcox's story is inspirational and I'm honoured he was willing to share it.
A group of fellow farrier podcasters and myself decided to have a conversation about farrier and healthcare professionals' safety. We did this to address the seemingly epidemic number of farrier injuries the world over as of late. Our goal was to have a conversation, bringing our unique perspectives to the table, to educate horse owners on the various ways they can mitigate the dangers faced by farriers. In some cases, these conversations could potentially save careers or even lives, so we had it for you.
Mark Thorkildson CJF AWCF
Mark Thorkildson CJF AWCF is my guest today. Mark was an examiner when I did my CF and CJF exams down in the Heartland & as you will hear, he was key in helping all of us to settle once he gave us his introductory talk. I wanted an episode to explain the process of the levels of certification with the AFA. Mark agreed to take on the task. I hope it helps some of you to understand it a bit better & inspires you to go down the certification path. Mark was inspiring, & full of wisdom as I knew he would be.
Robbie Miller AWCF ASF
My guest today joins us all the way from Cape Town, South Africa. Robbie Miller AWCF ASF is an accomplished racehorse shoer, competitor, and promoter of the farrier profession in South Africa. He did accomplishes this through his joint effort with Robbie Dawson, to set up the South African Association of Professional Farriers, the SAAPF and as an official tester for the Farriers International Testing system, FITS.
I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!
Elisa Miller CF
Today, I welcome Elisa Miller, CF. Elisa was a recent graduate of the 8-week shoeing course at Heartland Horseshoeing School many years ago when we first met. I knew she would be a guest one day, I just wished that it hadn't been under these circumstances. You see, Elisa was the friend who had been injured quite badly. It was a long road, but in true Elisa style, she faced it headlong & headstrong. She's a wonderful mother, a great farrier, & a good friend. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
I really like both the entertainment and educational value this podcast brings!
Great first season!
Nice work Brian! It’s obvious that you and your guests are enjoying themselves. Glad I found your podcast.
Easily favorite Farrier podcast
I’ve never left a review on a podcast before, or on anything for that matter, but I think this podcast is very deserving. Very well spoken, intelligent, and interesting host. Great guests, and great quality. It makes a difference actually sitting down with your guests instead of being over the phone.