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Richard Maltby- Smith DWCF


Richard Maltby- Smith DWCF

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Award Winning Registered Qualified Farrier

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I qualified as a Farrier in 1993, after 4 years apprenticeship under Simon Curtis FWCF at O.A Curtis & sons in Newmarket. I moved back from Newmarket to Nottinghamshire in 1996 where I have been working ever since. I am very experienced in my field and offer quality craftsmanship and friendly, reliable service to all my customers.
I believe that if a job is worth doing, its worth doing well. Patience is a virtue. This is why i am renowned for spending good quality time with horses and giving them the attention they need. I also like to explain things to clients in simple terms so they understand what my goal is when advising remedial shoeing. I have a very high customer retention rate and I put this down to giving them a reliable, no rushed quality service.

Key services

  • Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Areas Covered.
  • Emergency Call Out Service
  • Award Winning Farrier
  • Corrective Shoeing
  • Shoeing for Specific Conditions
  • Fully Insured and Regsitered
  • Hot and Cold Shoeing
  • Full Sets, Half Sets, Trims
  • Trimming for Unshod Horses
  • Reliable and Professional Service


Kirkby in Ashfield
England, NG17 7GG

07970 941099


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"Experience shines through"
By Stephen S. | 08 Jun 2018
We've had farriers in the past that talk the talk but haven't really done the best job for the horses needs Richard isn't one of these people he really knows what he's doing and will accomodate your time slots as best he can ,when it comes to farriers, vets, saddlers etc you really need someone you can trust Richard is one of these people .
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"Richards Advice = Happy Horse. Priceless"
By Diane C. | 14 Nov 2017
My horse suffers with problematic hoofs and as a result, often throws shoes which leaves her crippled and foot sore. A friend recommended Richard when my regular farrier was not available. I booked for front shoes only as she is not worked. After a thorough check Richard offered me advice specifically for my horses comfort and benefit. After trimming and measuring for me, I bought quality boots for her. Her hooves are much healthier with no nail holes. She is much more comfortable than before and I have saved money. He put the welfare of my horse before everything else. A true horse hero!
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"Top class farrier "
By Jenny B. | 02 Jun 2017
Richard has looked after my various horses feet for over 11 years now. He was calm and patient with our little mini Shetland when we got him at 7 months old, my mare never lost a shoe in 11 years and he has sorted my throughbreds (terrible) feet out and he's never been better. Cannot recommend him highly enough
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"Excellent "
By Susan C. | 30 May 2017
We have used Richard for over 15 years and he has never let us down. He is patient and will work with you to do the best for your horse or pony . We wouldn't think of using anyone else. Sue & Leana.
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"Fantastic service for nearly 22 years"
By Kate T. | 30 May 2017
A farrier with bags of patience , expertise , knowledge and time . A no rush service which caters for all types of horse (and owner) has never let me down , I wouldn't use anybody else .
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"Outstanding Service Quality Farrier"
By Frances B. | 13 Oct 2017
I have used Richard for over 10 years now and his remedial work of late on my horse who has rather large indented hooves has been visibly obvious. I thought I would never be able to show her but now I think I can as with patience and skill they have been brought back to normal. His experience and loyalty are something I would struggle to find anywhere else. I cant recommend him enough. Shoe came off hunting last Sunday and he came the following day to put a new one on, what more could you ask for!
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