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Newly qualified farrier 'jumped at chance' of training on-Island

Luke Collison (Right)

Horse tram season underway for 2024

A newly qualified farrier has told Manx Radio he ‘jumped at the chance’ of completing his training on Island.

Luke Collison has undertaken a four-year ‘on the job apprenticeship’ with the Douglas Bay Horse Tram Service.

He’s responsible for looking after the horses' hoofs – a profession which combines blacksmith and veterinary skills.

Luke, who was on-hand as the horse tram season got underway last week, told Manx Radio the training was something he’s always wanted to do:

 

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