have been a farrier for 11 years. I started learning farriery as a
result of poor service for drafts from the local farrier community. I
decided that the best way to get the horses done the way I
expected....was to do it myself. So, I set out on a rigorous journey to
learn farrier skills. I apprenticed/rode with several well established
farriers. I got the opportunity to spend time with Jim Rupple and Gene
Ovenick. I spent numerous hours with our local vet, learning anatomy,
bought several text books on anatomy and farrier work, attended as many
clinic as I could, and began working on my own horses. Word got out
that there was a draft horse farrier around....and the rest is history.
Among my many clients is the Houston SPCA. I have been the farrier there since 2003. I have been featured on many episodes of Animal Cops: Houston.
2008, I wrote an article for the American Farriers Journal, detailing
the work I did in saving a severe case of WLD (White Line
disease) in a Percheron gelding. Clicking on the link will give you the
"proof" for that article as it was published. The same article was
picked up by the Draft Horse Journal and published there as well.
American Farrier Journal Article
Coco - Arabian mare with Cushings