From LOX farming to horseshoeing

Eric Soyez worked on F-18s in the Navy, but found his passion in being a farrier

When Eric Soyez joined the United States Navy, he became the 3rd generation in his family to serve in that branch of the Armed Forces. His father and his grandfather had both served and had been jet mechanics.

“I’ll be honest, I was a little bit of a hellraiser when I was a kid and I got myself in a little bit of trouble,” said Soyez. “I thought maybe it was time to turn the other direction and do something with my life.”

While he followed—in a way—in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, his stepfather also had an influence on his decision.

“My stepdad, he was very adamant about if you...


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