We have been working non-stop and it looks like the trend will continue. We are still filling anatomy orders from the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s Conference in December and have been inundated with work since! Just this January we have been off to the International Hoofcare Summit in Cincinnati Ohio, Bethany College in Morgantown West Virginia(equine limbs), Wayne County West Virginia(full skeleton), The University of West Virginia Evansdale Campus (full skeleton), and are leaving today for London England to build three skeletons for an art gallery in Soho. When we return we have a full skeleton to build for an art gallery in NYC and another full skeleton for the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Pictures to follow!!
Contest winners are Jane Rodgers of the UK and UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Congratulations!!
Here is a unique project which artist Zoe Strecker of Lexington Kentucky challenged me with. She had a vision of a stretch limo sized thoroughbred skeleton and wondered if I could build it for her. It is really wild to see in person and I thank Zoe for challenging me with this project. For all the headaches it caused I am really happy to have worked with her on this!
We have just completed a full equine skeleton assembly at the Defence Animal Centre’s Army School of Farriery in Melton Mowbray England in Honor of Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee. Her Royal Highness is an avid equestrian and it is fitting that this educational tool be given in her honor to such fine and dedicated military personnel. Farrier Major Robert Black-Wood was an amazing fellow in his dedication and assistance while we were there. He truly went above and beyond the call of duty the entire time we were there and we can’t thank him enough. His willingness to give so much of his personal time is evidence of his total dedication to the education and care of the staff and horses of the British Military. His every waking action is a true testament of what makes the British such fine and honorable allies. Hats off as well to Scotty, Woody, Ed, Jock, Rob who were always there to lend a hand and a smile. Lots of laughs and great converation were the order of the day.