Claudia Garner has been a
professional horsewoman for over 35 years. She is licensed in her native
Germany as a trainer and instructor (Bereiter FN) and as a judge for
horse shows in all disciplines. She has been instructing riders and
horse owners in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia.
She came to the US in 1986
and has been training horses primarily in dressage through all levels at
her own Horrell Hill Dressage Center near Columbia, SC. She has been
certified in the US as an instructor through ARIA and has been a
recorded dressage judge.
In 2001 she embarked on the
path of barefoot hoof care, enrolled in a Professional Hoofcare training
program in 2003 and graduated after a year of studies.
Horrell Hill Dressage Center was changed into a Hoof Clinic where
horses could come to be trimmed and heal from navicular syndrome, founder
and many undiagnosed mystery lameness.
In her quest to share the
accumulated knowledge with other horse enthusiasts, Claudia has
developed an on-line holistic hoofcare course. She is enthusiastic about
the promise to share her knowledge with all horse lovers.
In the third year of holding the strings at Equine
Soundness and being the principal instructor, Claudia closed the Hoof
Clinic and kept horses just for the students to practice their trim
In 2013 she started to become a distributor for Stance
Equine products in the US, transferred the responsibility for the school
to Carola Adolf, a long time trusted friend, and stayed on as technical
advisor for Equine Soundness.
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