Kobus Els has been a farrier for over 18 years. He runs a farrier business called Specialist Farrier Services. Farriers shoe show-jumping horses, dressage horses, and racing horses. Kobus grew up fascinated by horses; he got into the farrier business because of his passion for horses. He did a three year apprenticeship where he learned about the bones and ligaments of horses so he could master how to shoe them. He believes that his patience and great relationship with his clients is what sets him apart from the rest of his competitors. Kobus Els does the fitting of the horse shoes himself and he is also training his employees, so they can be farriers themselves. Specialist Farrier Services provide superior trimming and shoeing of horses feet, and their business continues to grow through word of mouth.