I've mentioned before, how I've become more and more interested in the workings of farm and country life as I've met people who are involved in the day to day activities in rural Devon.
Some friends have their horses stabled on the farm where I live and on several occasions I've happened to be passing whilst their horses were being re-shoed.
I asked my friend if their farrier would mind me sticking my camera into their business 😂
As it turns out, Frank is a very amicable chap and he was more than happy for me to document his work 😍
Frank Reynolds Farrier Services
I managed to get some images that both Frank and I would be happy with 😁
Some rather splendid (in my opinion) arty shots of the Master Craftsman at work, and some more down to earth, man at work images for Franks Facebook Page and website 😄
Having watched Frank work a couple of times before, I had a vague idea of what went into shoeing a horse, but after spending some time with him, and actually documenting the process, the skill necessary is unquestionable.
He has almost an innate understanding of how the metal needed to be shaped, and Harry (the horse he was shoeing) was so relaxed at one point I'm sure ne nodded off with his head on Franks back!
I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed taking photographs of Frank (and not just becasue he was doing all the hard work 😂)
He took the time to explain to me exactly what he was doing, and the reason for each process, it was both informative and fascinating.
Since posting some of the photographs on my social media, I have discovered many more of my 'horse' friends also use Frank's services and it would appear I am not the only one to admire his handiwork and diligence.
A marvellous afternoon spent learning a lot and capturing some amazing images of a farrier at work.
Thanks very much for letting me be a part of the process Frank!
If you're looking for a farrier, you can contact Frank through the links below 😍