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Local farrier brings tools, love of horses to stables
Matt Maurer, a farrier from Argyle, uses a rasp to level and balance the hoof of a horse at a farm in Juda Wednesday, Sept. 18. Maurer, who has been a farrier in the area since 1999, specializes in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horses' hooves and the placing of shoes. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
ARGYLE - A day of work for Matt Maurer involves 12 to 15 horses and a set of tools. He brings his hoof knife, pincers, rasp, anvil, rounding hammer, driving hammer and clincher to a stable. He enters the stalls with 14 years' experience as a professional farrier and a lifetime love of horses.