Before & After

Here are some before and after pictures of Gunner, owned by Ashley Watkins. The horse was purchased from Nova Scotia and has an advanced case of whiteline disease. He was lame before the work was completed and ready for riding that evening. With the help of a custom built heart bar shoe for the right front and rim shoes for the less severely affected feet and removal of the necrotic tissue and regular cleaning he is now on his way to recovery. The photo's at the left show the condition of his foot when he was first diagnosed, the picture on the right is the same foot 6 weeks later. Photo's supplied by Ashley Watkins and Mike Harris

Why Use Us!

Mike has over 40 years of experience handling horses. He has been a farrier since 1990 and achieved the highest level of recognition as an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier in 1998. Mike has many years of experience in advanced corrective trimming and shoeing techniques. You can be confident that your horses will be handled in a professional and safe manner with the horses well-being always in mind.

Our Experience Shows!


Owner/Operator          Harris Horseshoeing Services        Darwell, Alberta

Successfully operated all aspects of the farrier and blacksmithing business.  Worked independently and with a team when necessary in order to look after the best needs of the horses.  When necessary handled the ground training of the horses.

1989-1st Place- Chuck O’hanley Memorial Competition. (Student)

1990-1st Place- Chuck O’hanley Memorial Competition. (Level One)

1998-3rd Place, Fort St John’s BC competition. (Level Two)

Specialized in corrective trimming and shoeing.

Extensive experience in ground training techniques and safe horse handling techniques.  


       1989 - 1990                  Olds College                     Olds, Alberta

       Farrier and Blacksmithing techniques

       Equine Anatomy




       Advanced Farrier and Blacksmithing techniques 


       ***AFA Certified Farrier, April 17, 1998

       ***AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier, April 17, 1998

In The News

Recent Announcements

  • Price Change Please note: The prices posted on the website will be in effect starting May 1, 2015 
    Posted Apr 29, 2015, 7:10 PM by Mike Harris
  • Price Changes for 2014 Please note the changes in price, effective January 25, 2014.
    Posted Jan 25, 2014, 3:40 PM by Mike Harris
  • Tips for Hauling Horses Here are a few tips for hauling horses long distances. If you have questions feel free to contact me anytime.
    Posted Dec 24, 2010, 7:00 AM by Mike Harris
  • White-line Disease I have been traveling to a number of areas of the province over the last few months and have found 3 confirmed cases of whiteline disease, one in western and ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2010, 6:53 AM by Mike Harris
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