'Something I love to do': Lehigh Valley man is hall of fame farrier

Salvatore “Sonny” Pistilli’s road to becoming a world-class farrier began with disappointment.

He never looked back, and as he turns 78 later this month, he still loves the job that is equal parts blacksmith, veterinary tech and horse psychologist.

This spring, the New Jersey native and Lower Saucon Township resident was inducted as just the 49th member of the LaFayette, Georgia-based Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association’s Farriers Hall of Fame.

“It makes me feel pretty good,” he said last week inside his garage-turned-smithy, where he teaches apprentices his art. “It actually makes me feel like I worked and accomplished …read more

Source: NJ.com Warren

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