My mission is to educate and train the general public, professional horse service providers and any other interested person as to what is right for the horse. Many people have been guided down a path that has not given them the results that they had hoped for. There have been many times that you had a feeling that you were right in your decision, but all you were looking for was some sort of encouragement. All I am providing is the light at the end of the tunnel to follow, and hopefully answers that do not create more questions.
Horseman, Farrier, Instructor, Author, Trainer, Clinician and Lecturer. Past member of the UC Davis VMTH Farrier Staff, one of the first 100 members of the American Farriers Association with over 50 years invested into the horse industry. The knowledge that Bob Burdekin has allows him to not just be a horseshoer for your horse, but to care for them correctly.
“My work with horses and their owners is dedicated to the thousands of horses that I have had the distinct pleasure to meet, learn from and allowed into their lives. That acceptance has given me the insight that is necessary for the understanding of their world and how I had to alter my thoughts and actions to become the same as theirs. These horses started as my clients, became my friends, then my teachers and finally my mentors. For that I am forever grateful.”
Bob Burdekin is part of the horse industry that is considered and called a "Heritage Trade" and it is one that is fast disappearing and why is it called a "Heritage Trade"? Simple; it is for the simple reason that it is part of the American heritage, this trade has been a part of the American lifestyle since this country’s pre-establishment days. In addition, there was not a settlement or a town that did not have a definite need for the services that people such as Bob have possessed during that time of that great westward expansion up to and including the present time.
I have realized that it is my responsibility to be able to pass along both my knowledge and experience as well as to help to create the next generation of great horsepeople by working to get the greatest results possible for the horse. For if there are no new people to continue to be involved, this trade and this industry has no future. To insure that the new people are educated correctly I have worked with the California State Apprenticeship Board to author and create the only 4 year apprenticeship program. In addinition, I am also have a California State CTE teaching certificate for the area of Animal Science.
"We have recommended you to several people here in California as one of the best -- and probably the best shoer we have encountered in our many years in the horse business. There are many who talk a good line, but you not only explain clearly what you are doing, but actually accomplish your goals."Cele and Don Hall