Mike Schwirtz: Town Farrier

I was out shooting some photos of a Barrel Racing Challenge happening at the local rodeo in Hinton, Alta. for work at the Hinton Parklander. Lately while working for the paper as a reporter I’ve been trying to think of little projects to do for myself. I managed to fit one in right at the rodeo.

Mike Schwirtz, Town Manager, sent me a text notifying me that he would be on the rodeo grounds as a farrier, and he had a few clients wanting to get their horses shoes changed. I asked him if I could tag along. Once I was finished taking photos of the rodeo for the paper, I headed over to the red horse trailer where he was working.

I shot these photos using my Canon 5D Mark III and 24-70mm lens. It was overcast and rained a little, providing great lighting since it was midday at the time.