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Top 5 Things Trainers Would Like Farriers to Know
Trainer and Head of the International Hunter Derby, Camden, S.C.
The trainer sees and works with the horse, and sometimes the horse owner, on a daily basis as competition draws near. The trainer can provide valuable information about the horse’s history regarding movement or lameness issues that can help in deciding how to set up the foot and type of shoeing. Ron Danta operates Beaver River Farm in South Carolina and has trained or ridden many successful show hunters over the years. He serves as a judge and committee member for the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF). He offers his perspective on the farrier trainer relationship and how the team can serve the best interest of the horse and achieve competition success.
Ron Danta operates Beaver River Farm in South Carolina and has trained or ridden many successful show hunters over the years. He serves as a judge and committee member for the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF).
Danta is also a passionate animal advocate. He and his partner Danny Robertshaw founded Danny & Ron's Rescue, a non-profit dog rescue dedicated to saving and finding homes for dogs in need. Based in Wellington, Fla. and Camden, S.C.
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