20 years experience as owner⁄operator of a successful training⁄boarding⁄instruction facility.


Instructor, University of Guelph courses in:


  • •   Equine Behaviour
  • •   Equine Business and Professionalism

 

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  • Planning to buy a horse? Need objective advice?

    Let’s make sure your goals, priorities, abilities and budget fit your prospect. Help to locate a suitable match.

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  • Horse training issue? Equine behaviour puzzle? Want a second opinion?
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  • What about your young prospect – will he be suitable for the job you planned for him or should he be streamed in a different direction?
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  • Video riding assessments available More Information   
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  • Equine legal consulting. Horse appraisals. Equine law issues More Information   
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Hobby or profit, I save clients the time and money wasted in learning by trial and error!


For the Hobby Farm:


Horses at home? Building or renovating a stable? Unbiased advice. (without endorsing any companies). The most suitable products and equipment to use for your situation. What works and what doesn’t


Horse industry best practices. Current research. Personal experience


"How do I recognize, treat and avoid such things as foot abscesses, skin rashes, and minor wounds?"


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  • "Is it necessary to blanket a horse living outside in the winter months? Which blanket types? "
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  • "Where can I purchase, and how do I recognize, quality hay - square bales or round bales?"
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  • "How do I know if my new saddle fits my horse?"
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  • "How do I keep the dust down in my arena?"
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  • "My horse won't load onto the trailer!"
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  • "Where do I find a reputable vet and blacksmith?"
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Horse businesses:


Horse boarding, riding lessons, horse shows, renting out your facility. I can point you in the right direction, give you some models to consider and help you avoid costly mistakes.


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  • "What should I charge for my services?"
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  • "What should I look for in a resident farm manager?"
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  • "What are my insurance needs if I want to rent some stalls or start a riding school?"
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  • How do I find and maintain great school horses?
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  • Contracts: horse boarding, leasing, sales
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