POLAND, ME – SEPTEMBER 24: Ann Melville opens her client Pamela Ross’ barn door after trimming her donkeys, Paco and Tuffy’s hooves in Poland, ME on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Melville was exposed to horses at a young age, but did not pursue a career with the animals until after graduate school. “My favorite part of being around a horse was always picking up their feet. It’s bred into me. I think being a farrier is genetic,” Melville said. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer)