Nate is a veterinary assistant at Merritt and Associates Equine Hospital in Wauconda, IL. While at Merritt and Associates he has assisted with lameness/soundness exams, along with pre-purchase exams. He has also been involved in the daily medication and care of wounds for hospitalized patients. He has developed a particular interest in surgery and radiology.
Nate has spent many years in the equine field spending much of his time managing the day to day care of horses and barn operations. Nate helps to ensure all of the horses of Tuskey Dressage receive the best possible care. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with people who are new to horses or considering buying a horse so that they are properly prepared for the responsibility of horse ownership. He also enjoys teaching riders how to have a secure balanced position on the horse and how to effectively communicate with their equine partners. Nate has a special gift for explaining the bio-mechanics involved in riding a horse.
Nate is also a certified automotive mechanic and takes care of all of Tuskey Dressage’s transportation needs. In his free time he enjoys riding his Andalusian mare, Anna.