Dennis Cappel Farrier Services
Dennis’ horseshoeing journey began in the early 1980’s as a young man just graduating from Mizzou. He landed on a job of his dreams working cattle all day horseback at Briarwood Angus in Butler, MO.
His thirst for knowledge about a horse led him to an old man who taught him what shoeing should look like. Unable to find this in his current area he proceeded to teach himself.
Enjoying this new found art, he then started shoeing for the public and in 1993 founded Cappel Weekend Farrier school for those like himself that want to do their own work or make it a career.
In the early 2000’s Dennis personal undefeated versatility 3 yr old went lame from swelling in the hocks with no treatments giving extended relief.
Always being a learner Dennis reached out to his friend and farrier Mike Walsh, who currently was shoeing in Utopia, TX. Mike offered to shoe the horse on a return trip to MO and explain what he was now doing. Immediately after shoeing, the horse changed his posture and showed instant relief on his feet. In a short time the horse was sound and back to performance.
Dennis quotes: if shoeing caused it – shoeing can fix it. No Foot – No Horse!
Meet Dennis & Mike – Watch videos below!