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Last week, we received an email from James Hall-Patterson, asking to have his details put on the Business Directory. James, who lives in Chelford, is a farrier. It's great to read how he came to take up this ancient and fascinating craft. If you need a farrier, look no further.

Here's his story:

"My name is James Hall-Patterson. I qualified as a farrier in the summer of 2009. I studied just under five years at Warwickshire College (Moreton Morrell) as part of my apprenticeship. Horses have always figured as a huge part of my life as I have been around them for as long as I can remember.

I was lucky enough to loan my first pony at 10 years old. Gypsy was a little black Welsh type, cheeky as they come and I learnt to ride and drive with him.

From there I have had several other horses with which I played Horseball and did the odd days hunting. However I now spend more time under horses than on top! My first experience of a farrier was a battered pick-up truck with the back full of rusty shoes and a fire just dumped on top — how times have changed! I knew from an early age that this was what I wanted to do but finding information about this career was almost impossible. I trained as a veterinary nurse straight from school.

From there I went on to run a small yard in Adlington for six months before finally getting an opportunity from a farrier who became my boss.Since setting up on my own I have become particularly interested in the remedial side of farriery and working alongside vets.

Also I Help out with Cartmel Racecourse on the race days as the on site farrier. I have experienced an enormous sense of achievement in making horses with problems right again.

James Hall Patterson Dip WCF Registered Farrier Tel. 07738817143 "

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