Dec 16, 2019
Today I have the pleasure of talking with Jonathan Nunn, FWCF.
With over 34 years of farriery experience, Jonathan Nunn FWCF is
based in Staffordshire England and has a multi farrier practice
covering all aspects of farriery. Jon personally specialises in
veterinary remedial work and performance horses nowadays. After
many successful years in competitive farriery in the UK and
internationally, Jon’s simple, practical approach to horseshoeing
is what he believes is key to maintaining soundness and good
balance in the horses he trims and shoes.
Jon attained his Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farrier’s in 2017. As an examiner for the Worshipful Company of Farriers Jon is ever aware for the need to educate and share knowledge and techniques and is very much involved in educational events, regularly tutoring those wishing to attain higher farriery examinations.
Jon was a late starter in the competition circuits as family life was a priority for him whilst his three children were younger and didn’t start to compete again until he was aged 39, although he has always remained active in farriery education and competition organising. He met one of his mentors and friend Grant Moon who lived nearby and they forged and competed together at many national and international contests including the Calgary Stampede, winning rookie 2010, pot luck forging 2011 and 1st place in the World four-man draft team in 2013 and achieved top five in the World Championship also that year.
From these practical experiences in competition, the learning curve was steep and fast and Jon has seized every opportunity to compete and further his knowledge of farriery. He now travels as a clinician representing Werkman Hoofcare and is involved with his own farrier tool making products with his son Josh Nunn
Jonathan is the co-founder and chairman of The Farriers Foundation which is a registered charity which supports farriers and their families that have been injured or become ill and require financial help in times of hardship. Jon and his wife Sara run the charity from home with the help of five further trustees and run many events to support the charity which relies on donations and farrier fundraising activities.