Stuart is a native of Christchurch, New Zealand, and earned his New Zealand Farrier Certification in 2000 under Jury. In 2012 he earned a scholarship from the Equine Research Fund of New Zealand, which funded a trip from New Zealand to the International Hoof Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then followed that with a 10-day externship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky that launched his career in a new direction.
Stuart spent the majority of his career in New Zealand, but also shod horses for his clients while they were competing in Australia. In 2012 he came back to Lexington to spend another 10-day externship with Dr. Morrison when an opening became available for a permanent farrier position at the Rood & Riddle Equine Podiatry Center.
He enjoys being able to rehabilitate horses and get them moving, back to competing, and performing at a high standard again.