I completed a full career in The Household Cavalry (The Blues and Royals) in 2005. During my service I have been involved in many ceremonial parades, including riding on both the funerals of Diana Princess of Wales and the Queen Mother and taking a lead role in the Procession to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.
During my years of service, I was also a tank commander at the operational side of The Household Cavalry, which took me to many countries as well as Bosnia on active service. I qualified as a BHSAI in 1986 and qualified as a military riding instructor in 1987.
I trained and choreographed the Household Cavalry Musical ride in 2001 and 2005 – this was always a passion throughout my career.
For the next couple of years I trained whenever and with whoever I could. I am very grateful to the EDTs who helped me on the way, these being Greg Wood, Jayne Leibscher, Grant Chanter and Chris Keet.
In 2005 I made the decision to train at the Academy of Equine Denistry in Glenn’s Ferry, Idaho, USA, which I believe to be the best training in the world. I passed the BEVA/BVDA Equine Dental Technicians Examination and am a member of The British Association of Equine Dental Technicians.
My love and devotion to horses extends back many years, from a child growing up in Lincolnshire and through my full and rewarding military career. I have always tried to have a calm disposition, this combined with a great respect for any horse I work with, allows me to treat the majority (but not all) horses without the need for sedation.