Hi friends! My name is E.B. Armstrong Junior. Most people know me as Chip. I am the owner of El Zapatero Equine Services in Lakewood, Colorado. I attended Mesa technical college and the Farrier science program in the mid 90s. I graduated after two semesters of Farrier training, and immediately went into an apprenticeship with a gentleman by the name of Dave Showen. After serving a 2 1/2 year apprenticeship with Dave I was confident enough to branch out on my own and begin developing several different specialties and disciplines of shoeing. I have shod performance horses, such as cutting horses, reining horses, polo horses, barrel racing horses, etc. I continued to shoe these types of horses for my entire career. While I was with Dave Showen, I was exposed to a great deal of Therapeutic application. If I had to say that I have a specialty it would be in therapeutics. I believe strongly in learning through doing! I saw a necessity for new farriers in our area, so I decided to start training with a one on one approach.