I rode my first horse at the age of 3 years in Germany. Since then, I spent a good portion of my life around horses. Dressage, jumping, Ride and Tie and for the last 25 years competing in Endurance on a national and international level and starting for the USA Endurance Squad in World Championships.
Together with my partner, Dian Woodward, we own and operate the Global Endurance Training Center in Moab, Utah, where we train over 40 horses. I have been working as a professional farrier for over 20 years, and have experience in shoeing and trimming. Over the years, I have been using steel shoes, Aluminum shoes, Equiflex shoes and Easyboots, but also training our horses barefoot for long stretches of the year.
With the recent revolutionary development of the Easyboot Glue-ons and Gloves, bare foot trimming is much more on the mind of horse owners and riders. The changes we have been seeing in horses hooves through usage of the new boots and at the same time allowing horses to be ridden and trained bare for extended periods of time, are astounding. I want to share some of my experiences with you and give some tips for trimming, booting and training.
My motto is: ‘success through learning’.