Although his clients usually tower over him and outweigh him by a few hundred pounds, Mike Ratcliff likes what he does.
Ratcliff likes the independence of being his own boss. He travels more than 100 miles to shoe horses – from thoroughbreds to gypsy vanners.
He decided what he wanted to with his life while working on a farm.
“A friend of mine and I were in tobacco field, I was about 18 or 19,” Ratcliff said. “They were shoeing horses, and I decided that was what I wanted to do.”