Paul Goodness, CJF


Paul Goodness, CJF, began his career shoeing horses for his family's business and began his first apprenticeship in 1973. In 1976 he attended Eastern States farrier school near Syracuse, New York and in 1981 was accepted to the farrier internship program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of this program, he moved to Virginia and developed a very successful sport horse and corrective shoeing practice.

In 1990 Paul and his partner founded Forging Ahead, the area's first group farrier practice and referral therapeutic farrier clinic, where clients from all over the east coast shipped challenging podiatry cases for more than 20 years. Over the years, "the shop" has attracted farriers from all over the world and became a center for sharing ideas and developing cutting edge technologies.

Paul served as the official United States Equestrian Team farrier between 1992 and 1996, culminating his tenure with the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Paul is a Certified Journeyman Farrier with the American Farrier's Association (AFA).