15 Aug Berkshire Farriers Announces New Racing Division, to be Headed by Ex-Blues and Royals Soldier
Berkshire, UK, Aug 2016 – Fledgling local horse-care company, Berkshire Farriers, is going from strength to strength. Since rebranding from Luke Silcock Ltd earlier this year, the company has steadily introduced new services to cater for their rapidly growing list of clients. A new racing division is the latest such service to be announced, and it will be headed Todd Hinds – a superbly experienced farrier and ex-soldier of the Blues and Royals Mounted Regiment.
For Luke Silcock, owner of Berkshire Farriers, Todd was the perfect candidate to lead the new racing division. He is a man with impeccable horse care credentials. Todd’s farrier career began in 1992 when he retired from the military. Since then, he has worked alongside some of the most experienced professionals in the business, including Sir Michael Stout, Neville Callaghan, and Ben Hanbury.
After learning best practices on horseshoeing at Newmarket and West Sussex with David Nicholls and Simon Curtis, Todd went on to develop a full portfolio of private clients: Mastering shoeing techniques for multiple disciplines, including Laminitis. He also spent time abroad in Norway and the USA studying how different climates and extreme weather conditions can affect a horse’s performance.
For Luke and Berkshire Farriers’ newly launched race horse division, it was Todd’s experience at Arundel Castle that captured the attention. There, Todd worked under immense pressure alongside award-winning trainer, John Dunlop to achieve top performance from a fleet of winning racehorses.
Now, with Berkshire Farriers on a quest to “offer a service that no other farrier service offers”, Todd is charged with spearheading the new racing division. A mission he gratefully accepts and is perfectly capable of carrying out.