"I love these big horses; most farriers don't like
to work on them, but I have been doing it for Colonial
Williamsburg for fifteen years, for the Budweiser
Clydesdales at Busch Gardens for six years, and for
the Bundoran Belgians for five. They need an understanding
of how they are put together, and how they think.
No, I don't use stocks; we teach these horses to hold
their feet up, and we get a better job that way."
Stan has been shoeing light and heavy horses since
1966. He lectures in our week-long driving school
classes, is a certified riding instructor, is a local
hunter/jumper judge, and he practices equine dentistry,
Recently he was asked by a beginning
farrier if he had any advice, and Stan responded:
"I sure do: never say 'OOPS' when you
are working on a $30,000 horse"
Stan offers this poetic safety tip (equally true of
On mules we find two legs behind,
and two we find before.
We stand behind, before we find
what the two behind, be for.
There is no way we could do it without him and his
good sense of humor. Many thanks, Stan.
If you'd like to talk to a great farrier,
Rudacil at 434-286-4093, pager 961-4323