has been a certified farrier since 1996, and running his own farriery business since 1997. Specialized in therapeutic shoeing and care of laminitis horses, he routinely works closely with veterinarians. His talents in these areas have led him to become the resident farrier at an equine veterinary clinic in Langenhagen, Germany.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the First German Farriers Association (Erste Deutsche Hufschmiede Verein (EDHV)). The rest of his time is spent organizing and lecturing at seminars for veterinarians and farriers. Some have described Stephan's highly interesting collection of orthopeadic shoes and other teaching aids as "a modern traveling museum of farriery". Stephan has been presenting the practical shoeing portion in the extremity modules of the EAVC chiropractic program since it began in 2003.