A video of a farrier cleansing and trimming a horse’s hoof was essentially the most watched UK add on TikTok in 2022, amassing greater than 273 million views.
Sam Draycott joined the platform in April 2021, and inside a month had greater than one million followers. Two of his movies that 12 months had greater than 109m views every, however this 12 months topped that by some margin.
“That was fairly wild!” Sam informed H&H. “I didn’t assume it might try this properly – it exceeded our expectations, by thousands and thousands.”
The video exhibits Sam eradicating a hind shoe, then cleansing and trimming the hoof and frog. As a registered farrier for 13 years, Sam shares footage of his each day work, which many individuals discover “oddly satisfying”. He stated his purpose has at all times been to teach the broader public a few career many might not have identified existed.
“At a whole lot of yards I am going to, there are individuals who have by no means seen what I do,” he stated. “They could know horses have footwear however have by no means seen the one who places them on, or what’s concerned. I had folks saying ‘Wow, that’s fascinating’, so I assumed I’d give this a go and see what number of different folks have been .”
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Hundreds of thousands, is the reply; Sam’s 3.4m TikTok followers have racked up 48 million likes on his movies, on which feedback embrace “So stress-free to observe, thanks” and “A correct craftsman at work”, in addition to the extra intriguing “Any likelihood you may do my husband’s toenails?”
However one other theme of many feedback is whether or not or not the method hurts the horse.
“Loads of feedback are ‘what a commerce’, or asking the way you get into it,” Sam stated. “However there are at all times lots asking if it hurts the horse. I’m making an attempt to teach individuals who aren’t within the trade; a technology is up to now into metropolis life, they’ve forgotten about nation life, and that is only a small snippet of life with horses.
“It’s quite simple; I’m not making an attempt to show folks about bone progress or formation of the hoof capsule, simply making an attempt to teach most of the people. They assume it’s dangerous or it hurts the horse however as soon as they perceive, they comprehend it’s nice, and it’s to learn the horses’ welfare.”
Sam’s future plans embrace “maintain going; maintain pushing the movies out”.
“I’ve acquired a number of issues lined up for subsequent 12 months,” he stated. “Folks appear to love it so I’ll maintain going and the extra folks I can educate, the higher.”
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