New Students Filling Farrier Shortage

Allen Ryunda is striking while the iron is hot. He wanted to save money by shoeing his own horses -- and in the process of learning how, he hit upon an ancient career still in demand.

"The guy I'm doing my apprenticeship with said he doesn't ever have to worry about a computer replacing him," said Ryunda, 19, of Montgomery, Minn.

On Friday, Ryunda graduated from a Ramsey school that

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