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 1,000,000 followers. Two of his movies that yr had greater than 109m views every, however this yr topped that by some margin.
“That was fairly wild!” Sam instructed H&H. “I didn’t assume it might try this effectively – it exceeded our expectations, by tens of millions.”
The video reveals 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 day by day work, which many individuals discover “oddly satisfying”. He mentioned his goal has all the time been to coach the broader public a couple of career many could not have identified existed.
“At plenty of yards I’m going to, there are individuals who have by no means seen what I do,” he mentioned. “They may know horses have sneakers however have by no means seen the one that 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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Thousands and thousands, is the reply; Sam’s 3.4m TikTok followers have racked up 48 million likes on his movies, on which feedback embody “So stress-free to look at, thanks” and “A correct craftsman at work”, in addition to the extra intriguing “Any probability you would do my husband’s toenails?”
However one other theme of many feedback is whether or not or not the method hurts the horse.
“A variety of feedback are ‘what a commerce’, or asking the way you get into it,” Sam mentioned. “However there are all the time loads asking if it hurts the horse. I’m making an attempt to coach individuals who aren’t within the business; a era is thus far 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 coach most of the people. They assume it’s dangerous or it hurts the horse however as soon as they perceive, they comprehend it’s fantastic, and it’s to learn the horses’ welfare.”
Sam’s future plans embody “preserve going; preserve pushing the movies out”.
“I’ve received a couple of issues lined up for subsequent yr,” he mentioned. “Folks appear to love it so I’ll preserve going and the extra folks I can educate, the higher.”
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