Flying 45 forge & foundry
Travis Smith, professional hoof specialist
Travis Smith is trained and experienced in hot and cold shoeing, as well as therapeutic and corrective shoeing. He specializes in performance horses and has worked closely with many area veterinarians and equine specialists on horses that require special care.
He has a well-earned reputation for being gentle and quiet around the horses, and is especially good with the young ones. He chose his profession based on his love for the animals and it shows. Travis has shown a distinct ability to understand the dynamic articulation of the hoof in relation to the shoe, the rider, and the discipline the horse is routinely used for. He's equally as skilled at providing care for that older, retired horse in the pasture that you just want to keep comfortable. Due to his close work with many different top tier veterinarians he is considered a lameness expert and has proven time and again that he's the guy to call when you need your competition horse sound and ready for competition. He's honored to be given a high level of trust by some extremely knowledgeable professional horsemen and returns the favor with steadfast commitment to each of his loyal clients. Interested in becoming a client? Send Travis a text to (573) 881-SHOE (7463).
Photos of Flying 45 Forge & Foundry Clients
Travis has been honored to work on some of the greatest equine athletes in the world. While some are Olympic medalists, or at the very highest echelon of their chosen sport, others are family pets that take care of children and beginner riders, or simply provide friendship and companionship for their owners. The one thing they all have in common is the fact that they are our family's version of rock stars! Below is a small portion of the equine customers he's been lucky enough to know, enjoy these amazing photos.
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