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Kelowna Covershot: Farrier Brad Synder shoes Rainy

Six years into his career, Brad Snyder says there's plenty of work for a farrier in Kelowna where horses are a popular pastime.

On one of the last wet days in June, he was fitting Rainy with shoes in a Glenmore stable off the Curtis Road loop, views of Roberts Lake in the background.

"You can make different types of shoes, but largely mine are all the same," he said. "There are a few times when I've got to try to do something different, funkier types of stuff, but it's largely the same."

He fit Rainy with trail-riding shoes in what he called "a nice, safe shoeing." The process involved removing the shoe, trimming the feet and either applying new shoes or refitting the old ones, nailing and clinching them on to complete the job.

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