has shod horses professionally for over 40 years.
Gene was the instructor of the professional Farrier Science classes at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo for 25 years.
is a Journeyman Certified Farrier with the American Farrier's Association
and has been inducted into the A.F.A.'s Hall of Fame
He has been the West Coast Regional Examiner for the A.F.A.'s Certification Program for the past 12 years.
Although retired from Cal Poly
still maintains his
full time farrier business.
35 year career at Cal Poly
also instructed equine classes.
Gene's hobby is riding and showing Reined Cow Horses, but also enjoys packing with horses and mules in the Sierra Mountains.
believes "that the horse is good for the inside and outside of a person."
will be teaching a two-part series to help you better prepare your horse for the farrier and you improve your communication with your farrier on Friday.