Bruce, be sure to let me know when you get down here. I grew up with horses and if you settle near the lowcountry, I might be able to get you an introduction to some folks. As you know, good farriers are hard to find (and with injuries, hard to keep!).
I am sorry for your loss and hope that the change of scenery will do you good. We have 4 acres near Charleston, SC and our area is full of good horse people.
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way