Healthy Hooves - Your Horse's Favourite Farrier

Ben Van Der Reest



Introducing Ben...


Ben’s journey to become a farrier was a different one - it started at age 10 when he got his first horse and wanted nothing but to become a farrier. After completing Year 12 and a Certificate III in Rural Studies, he spent a year on Brunette Downs – one of the biggest stations in the Northern Territory. Here he met and worked under ‘The Legend of Outback Farriers’ Bill Hutton. After his return to Toowoomba, Ben spent time working with a number of great local farriers, gaining different knowledge and techniques from each.

Ben continues to stay up to date with the latest techniques and industry trends by attending regular clinics and consulting with various experts and vets. For almost a decade his passion for the craft of farriery has earnt him an outstanding reputation throughout the Toowoomba region. Ben has an in-depth knowledge of the biomechanics of the hoof and particularly enjoys the challenges of corrective shoeing. Ben's passion for horses and their wellbeing means he is hugely dedicated to his trade.


To book an appointment call or text Ben on

0409 301 600.

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"My horses can be a bit difficult at times to shoe but Ben is always very gentle and takes his time. He is a great farrier and friendly too.”

- Ashley Morris

"Ben does a great job with the horses and actually turns up on time. What more can you ask for?” Oh OK, he’s a really nice guy as well.”

- Jillian Adams.


"I have a TB off the Track. I had been having some problems with him remaining sound. After riding him he would have a sore back on one side. I had tried everything from Chiropractors to getting saddles specially fitted for him. All this did not fix the problem. I had almost given up on ever riding him. I came across Ben and he came out to look. After we chatted awhile and he explained to me what was going wrong with his back feet he came up with a few options. He ended up making special shoes for his back feet with AMAZING results.
I have just come back from a two day clinic where I rode him intensively. He has remained sound with NO, I mean absolutely NO, pain in his back at all. I am thrilled!"

- Wendy Vowles

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