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Matthew Pederson removes the shoes Sept. 9 he will replace on Little Buddy, his fiancé’s horse. Pederson is establishing his business the Minnesota River Area Farrier. “You can’t just take a shoe out of the box and nail it on,’’ says the rural Watson resident, also seen at left shaping a shoe. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Rural Watson man builds impressive clientele one year after turning his hand to farriering

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Looking for a job where you can’t be replaced by a computer or a machine? Matthew Pederson has found it, and he’s working to make it his full-time business.


A farrier, Pederson says the business is the perfect fit for him, although he would never have guessed it.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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