Many people ask a farrier, "How in the world did you choose this profession?
As a child, horses always inspired my imagination. Their free-flowing
motion had the ability to convey me to far-off adventures. The scents
and sounds of horses ignited a passion in me. I purchased my first
horse when I was 19 years.
I studied the craft of Farrier Science at the Mid-South Academy
of Horseshoeing in Mississippi. Here, one of the largest accounts
was shoeing horses
for the USO at the Naval Air Training Station in Tennessee.
When I returned home, I was employed full-time at The Brookdale
Medical Center and shod horses in my spare time. After four years I
to pursue Farrier Science full time. That was 20 years ago.
I have been a guest speaker/clinician at:
- The Long Island Equine Medical Center
- The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University
- The International Equine Summit - Ohio
- American Farrier Assoc - Wellington, FL
- Equine Extravaganza - Richmond, VA
- The Florida Farriers Association - West Palm Beach, FL
I gave instructional presentations and demonstrations representing
- Equilox International Adhesive Mfg. products
- Easywalker Urethane Horseshoes
Have appeared twice on NY Metro TV, a half-hour show featuring Farrier practice
and a typical day of work.
Have shod horses with special stage shoes for:
- The David Letterman Show
- Carnegie Hall
- Broadway Shows
- The Metropolitan Opera
- The New York City Ballet
- Radio City Music Hall