Ironhoof earned his CM while working for his Father, who was a local Blacksmith, just outside of Stalliongrad. The ability to heat and form metals to new and unique shapes for nearly any function enthralled him, and one afternoon while working on his first horseshoe, he got his CM.
As years progressed, he later joined the Military, and worked his way up to being the Sargent At Arms. While in this position, he became noticed for prototyping and aiding in the design of new weapons... namely defense systems. And, when he left the service, he was nearly thrusted into the head position of the Royal Armory. Although one day, he saved the life of a visiting family member when a ceramic processing kiln exploded. His right forehoof was crushed, and he received numerous scars, but after all was said and done, the Doctors were not able to save his forehoof, and he got a prosthetic hoof made of stainless steel... giving him a physical sign of his name.
He excelled with creating some unique items, both for Royalty, and Officers of the Royal Guard. His last "Top Shelf" item he created, was a ceremonial sword for the Captain of the Guard - Shining Armor.
Today, he enjoys his retirement, living in Canterlot, watching the days go by, waiting for the day when his time on this world is done.