Ben Barhorst is originally from Fort Loramie, Ohio, a small farming town where his family crop farms, milks dairy cows, and breed and raise Belgian draft horses. He moved to Kentucky in 2016 to attend the Kentucky Horseshoeing School. After graduating, he worked at the school for over 2 years as an apprentice/instructor. In early 2019, Ben completed the American Farrier's Association's Certified Journeyman Farrier certification level. In July 2019, he started working with Dr. Scott Fleming at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in the Podiatry department, mainly dealing with distal limb and hoof pathologies. In his spare time he enjoy blacksmithing and hiking/being outdoors with his girlfriend and their dogs.