29 - Pär Hopman in Skara, Sweden

This week’s podcast is with Pär Hopman who is Chairman of the Board at the oldest farriery school in the world Biologiska Yrkeshögskolan Skara (BYS), where he himself previously studied to become a farrier. We discussed the history of the school; Par’s transition from trimming cattle to horses; the different methods of training farriers in the UK and Sweden, and the difficulties that can arise there; improving teaching and apprenticeships within the farriery world, and much more.

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