Sandy Johnson, official farrier at the Washington International Horse Show: A farrier finds her footing | Washington Post | Horses and farriers |

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As the Washington International Horse Show’s official farrier, Sandy Johnson strikes a balance between what the owners want and what the animals need:

"It was early Tuesday morning when Sandy Johnson realized that the inside of a champion horse’s foot had gone missing. Idling in her cramped workspace outside the Washington International Horse Show, where the day’s first whinnies were echoing throughout Verizon Center, the longtime farrier saw a lame brown gelding and an anxious owner approach.

"The horse needed a new horseshoe, its owner told Johnson. It needed it now..."

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Via Fran Jurga