My name is Andrew DeSoto. I am a farrier, and I thoroughly love this trade. I strive to provide detail oriented, attentive and consistent hoof care for clients and their equines. From handmade shoes, to barefoot trims. Mini ponies, to performance horses, I enjoy working on them all. I grew up in Arizona where my mother introduced me to horses at a young age. Post high school, I served in the marine corps for 7 years. After being Honorably Discharged, I worked in the youth development field, and spent time working on an ambulance as an EMT. I have always been drawn to the kind of work that requires physical activity and the necessity for compassion/empathy. So when I found farriery and blacksmithing, I knew this is what I wanted to do. The blacksmithing I learned at Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School, sparked my interest in blacksmithing. That lead me to studying metalsmithing and welding at Austin Community College ( Austin, TX). If I'm not shoeing horses or involved in some type of metal work endeavor, I enjoy kayaking, camping, fishing, practicing yoga, and taking road trips with my pup Murphy. Along the way I have met and worked with some very talented farriers. I still continue to seek out mentors and gain knowledge through lectures and continuing education opportunities. My goal is to make people and their animals happy. Let me know how I can do that for you.