I have a passion for horses, it is not a hobby or a "pass time" for me.
I have a passion for the Land and the Code of the Old West.
self employed horse trainer / equine podiatrist
Started “horseback riding “at age 5. From1971–1976 I worked at a riding school in Belgium; cleaning stalls/tack/tack room/indoor and outdoor arenas to grooming horses. Started giving horseback riding lessons to and provided guided trail rides for students of all ages. Trained young and “green” horses. Earned a Riding Instructor Degree in Maubeuge, France. From 1977–1983 I worked as a professional driver/trainer of trotting horses in Bray, Belgium and learned to shoe horses. From 1984–1989 While not involved with horses professionally, on weekends I would visit The Brocknell Farm in Easton PA and helped with riding/training the younger horses. From 2001–Present I have expanded, studied and learned about natural horsemanship and western riding [Monty Roberts, John Lyons, Pat Parelli, Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling]. I am involved with horses/owners/riders professionally on a daily basis. Transitioned from traditional shoeing into natural foot care for horses; I train horses and riders/owners.
natural horsemanship (Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling / Pat Parelli)
natural foot care for horses
classical dressage & show jumping (H.G. Winkler / Josef Neckermann / Otto Wernicke / Alwin Schockemöhle) (english)
training young and "green" and "problem" horses (english & western) the natural horsemanship way (Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling / Pat Parelli)
trail riding (english & western)
As a youngster and early teenager I competed in dressage and show jumping.
Late teens and early twenties I competed as a trainer/driver of trotting horses
Number of non-attendances (no shows) to job interviews: 0
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