I don't know him personally, only worked with TBs for a short time and thought the trainers had too many superstitions and didn't have very knowledgable grooms, not very knowledgable on fixing feet or injuries either. Never had a STB lame from scratches but the TB barn I worked at had lots of that. Put vaseline in the dang heels before you take the horse out to run and that keeps the scratches protected from dirt and bacteria, then they heal right up. My trainer was like “This horse's scratches never healed up before~!! What did you do?“ Dummasses, most of them, but, they know how to condition their horses, the GOOD trainers do, that is. So, I know he's one of the good trainers. He can't help he's ignorant on feet and healing...they ALL, it seems, in the TBs , are ignorant on that.