TG Forge is a multi farrier practice serving the needs of clients large and small in the Bluegrass region. Our clientele include large breeding farms, sport horses, as well as backyard horse enthusiasts. We value prompt and courteous customer service. Having a multiple truck operation gives us the ability to make each client a priority. Every horse is evaluated and treated with individualized care and serviced to fulfill his needs as well as the owner’s expectations. As members of the of both the American Farriers Association and American Association of Professional Farriers we are dedicated to continuing education to better serve you. Call Thad Gouge today and let him, and his team, put their professional expertise to work for you!

Thad Gouge, APF, CF

Thad found a passion for the art of farriery while serving a two year apprenticeship in Vermont, specializing in sport horses.

Thad established his own business there in 2000, building a reputation for excellent horse shoeing, punctual arrival, and great customer service. In 2010, after spending a year in Central America, where he communicated his zeal for hoof care, Thad relocated to Lexington, Ky. where he established TG Forge.  He spent five years working under Dr. Bryan Fraley of Fraley Equine Podiatry, honing his skills in therapeutic shoeing.

Thad is a certified farrier (CF) with American Farriers Association and an accredited professional farrier (APF) with American Association of Professional Farriers.

Ruth Gouge

Ruth has partnered with Thad from the beginning to make TG Forge a successful enterprise. She works as office manager, takes care of behind the scenes needs, and account billing.


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