I have lived in the beautiful Northeast Georgia mountains since the early 1990s. My passion for horses is derived through a series of events which by any standard is miraculous. Moving to Northeast Georgia and being introduced to horses, my family opening Sunburst Stables, and the horseshoeing experiences all contributed to my interests in horses. These include horseshoeing, training and competing horses in Endurance Racing, guiding carriage rides, and creating horseshoe artworks.
In 1995 when my family opened Sunburst Stables, I worked as trail guide, maintenance engineer, etc. The need of a farrier became obvious, so I volunteered to go to Casey and Son Horseshoeing School, and I have been a certified member of the Brotherhood of the Working Farriers Association ever since. Prior to my work with horses, I owned a tire and alignment shop in metropolitan Atlanta. The knowledge needed to align tires on a car transferred easily to balancing and placing horseshoes on a horse. The geometry is the same although the terminology is different. This specialty gave me the foundation for the skill needed for horseshoeing.
The love of endurance racing has taken me to various places in the Southeast. I have completed numerous 50 mile races and received several top ten finishes which led to a few Best Condition Awards. I believe that conditioning the horses in our mountainous terrain has contributed to my success.
Jeremiah is my carriage horse. As soon as I got him, a bond developed quickly between us. He enjoys his job as much as I enjoy driving with him. We have participated in weddings, parades, and family carriage rides.
Recently I have become interested in making horseshoe artwork using the many old horseshoes I have gathered. I have saved them from my clients’ horses to make practical objects for daily use or to give as gifts.
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