I have also been writing a few articles for the HQ magazine which has been great fun. I will get them up online at some point for my international viewers.
I have recently begun the barefoot transition of two very talented and previously shod competition horses. Everything has gone very smoothly so far, I will most definitely be posting about their future successes in the show ring. My friend's horse, Filharmonica has also just begun her barefoot competition career. Their plans are to advance in dressage and showing for at least a year before they consider jumping.
My own two horses are both doing very well with their schooling, Corlia has been jumping a bit more of late and Fifi has finally learned to balance! I am very happy with how she has turned out - she is very quiet, intelligent and willing, an absolute pleasure to work with.
My plans for next year include competing in dressage on a client's horse, a palomino SA Sport Horse named Montana. She has movement, power and intelligence to die for and we have high hopes for her. I am also hoping to back and start showing an Arab colt I have been working with. Both horses are barefoot and will remain so.
Lastly, I have just signed up to become the South African dealer of some revolutionary hoof boots called the "Equine Fusion Jogging Shoes". I have been testing them out over varied terrain including grass, sand, gravel, marsh and tar. They don't chafe, twist or come off and the best part is that they are designed to flex with the hoof and take less than a minute to get on! For more information visit my "products" page.