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He is also co-author, with his wife Cherry Hill, of Horse Housing, Maximum Hoof Power, Horse Hoof Care, Chapter 6, "Shoeing for Soundness" in Dr. Ted Stashak's Horseowner's Guide to Lameness, and hundreds of magazine articles on hoof care and horsekeeping facilites. His articles, illustrations, barn designs, and how-to tips have appeared regularly in magazines including Western Horseman, Horse & Rider and The Chronicle of the Horse. He has provided photos and illustrations for many of Cherry Hill's books.
Richard is a Certified Journeyman Farrier in the American Farriers Association and during his 17-year farrier carreer was a Registered Journeyman Farrier in the Guild of Professional Farriers and a Master Farrier in the Brotherhood of Working Farriers.
Richard has provided therapeutic shoeing for some of the world's top veterinarians at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Colorado State University . His innovations include CVP Gasket Packing, for treating hoof diseases and to keep the hoof healthy when using full pads, and the Contiguous Clip Shoe for treating coffin bone fractures. Richard was a pioneer in the use of the wire-feed welder for making quick, effective horseshoe modifications for therapeutic and everyday use. His practical method for welding clips to horseshoes is explained in detail in his video "Welding Clips with a Wire-Feed Welder".
Richard's shoeing experience includes many riding disciplines including, dressage, cutting, reining, barrel racing, roping and endurance riding. He has also shod hunter/jumpers, police horses and the Budweiser Clydesdales.
In 1997 Richard and Cherry founded their website Horsekeeping.com. They began by selling their many books and videos and also posted hundreds of magazine articles they'd written about horse training and care. In 2007 they expanded Horsekeeping.com to include authentic vintage Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather handbags and a broad range of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts.
Richard and Cherry live on Long Tail Ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills south of Laramie, Wyoming.
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