Ethan Radstrom is a farrier by day and a multi-medium storyteller by night.
He came by his career in the horse industry almost by accident. In 1995, poor circumstances forced him to take a job mucking stalls and walking racehorses at Hastings Park in Vancouver. Since then he’s toured throughout the US and Canada with two acclaimed equine circus productions, attended blacksmithing school in Belgium, and established his own farrier business in southern Manitoba. In 2016, he began Prairie Hammer Metalworks, a new endeavour which brings together traditional blacksmithing with modern metalworking techniques.
Ethan Radstrom has been writing and performing under various guises for over ten years. This includes both solo and collaborative shows. In 2014, he was head writer and host of The Blacksmith’s Ball--a circus inspired variety show featuring 17 of Winnipeg's finest circus acts. Then, in 2015, he was co-winner of the top prize for the Winnipeg Film Group’s inaugural spokenword/film competition Fwordz. In 2017, he launched Longshot Projects with his show for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival as a way to continue producing and collaborating on unique projects.
Ethan’s written words can be seen in such publications as rip/torn, and he has recently completed his first novel, In The Stables.