Koren has been a horse lover her entire life. About 10 years ago with 6 horses of her own, she decided she could be her own farrier. She went to school, got certified, and ended up teaching others the skill as well (including her own daughter, Nicole). Koren now cares for around 300 horses in the Michigan area.
Koren shared a few of the key traits a good farrier has to maintain:
- be on time
- be honest
- keep your rates reasonable
- treat the horses with respect
- have a solid understanding of how and why a horse does something
It goes to show that determination will get you places. Koren saw a job, realized she could do it, went to school, and turned her new trade into a blossoming career. On top of that, she gets to work with the animals she loves most.