|About - Ray Delaney|
Ray has also worked for Walt Disney productions, working with top Disney special effects team to produce the Walt Disney movie soundtrack, Jungle 2 Jungle with actor, Tim Allen, Ray's involvement, working close with UK Reggae band Maxi Priest to help produce the Walt Disney sounding song and video called "It Starts in the Heart". by Maxie Priest, for the Tim Allen movie, Jungle 2 Jungle.
Ray has developed a wealth of knowledge in many disciplines in the horse/equine industry, having been around horses for 25 + years, at the age of 15, entered a five year term as an apprentice jockey for Palmerstown Stud, the racing stable of Anne Bullitt considered to be Ireland's first female breeder of Thoroughbred race horses. Anne's farther was William Bullitt, Franklin D. Roosevelt's first Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
Ray is also a professional BWFA and master farrier school certified farrier specializing in the all around performance horse, Cutting, Reining etc...
Ray went to Shur Shod Horseshoeing School which is owned and managed by Max Williams and Kelly Case. Max Williams achieved the highest level of certification possible under the America Farrier's Association Certification Program. He also holds a Master's Degree in Equine Science with an emphasis on hoofcare and horseshoeing. Combined with these professional certifications and 40 years of farrier experience, teaching certification in several states, shoeing horses on two continents and demonstrated forge and shoeing techniques while touring Australia, he was my choice to be certified under as he is one of the best farriers in the USA.
Ray has extensive knowledge and experience regarding farm and farm management with horses, sheep, cattle, poultry etc... managing a 1000 head sheep, 100 head cattle and a 34 thousand battery hen operation, also owning fullblood cattle, today lives in Stephenville Texas with his beautiful wife Jill and four great kids, together with the focus on raising a small quality herd of red polled Dexter cattle.
Ray is and has always been a keen dog enthusiast, IKC life member, breeding, showing, hunting, racing etc... he has been around dogs and the showing of dogs from the age of 5, having family members being responsible and founders of terrier breed clubs in Ireland, (Peter Delaney) The Irish Terrier and (William Delaney) The Staffordshire Buill Terrier, Ray himself a keen dog enthusiast having bred and shown, Wire Fox Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers along with being involved with whippet racing and enjoying the many hunt terriers and hounds, Jack Russells, Lurchers, Redbone Coonhounds etc...
Ray also a keen bird enthusiast, owning and breeding budgies, parakeets, canaries, Foreign and European wild caught finch's, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Linnets, Redpolls, Siskins etc... also a keen enthusiast of pigeon racing, having been around pigeon racing from the age of 5, pigeon racing has been a stronghold in the Delaney family for many years, having 8 family members both in Ireland and UK breaking national and international records with some records never been broken, Ray himself over the years has bred and raced pigeons in Ireland, England and the USA, racing at national and international levels. Ray has also studied the Rock Dove, (Columba livia) in it's natural environment, the beautiful cliffs of Howth, Co Dublin, with observations on feeding and general socializing behaviors.
Ray was also a keen Irish licensed Falconer/ Austringer for 20 + years, owning and flying European Kestrels, (Spars) Sparrowhawks and Goshawk ... both nest and (wild caught) passage birds with excellent success and enjoyment all round. A favorite austringer book, A Hawk for the Bush by Jack Mavrogordato.
Other interests and hobbies include... Pigeons, Falconry, Fishing, Dirt Bikes, Hunting, Ranching, Rual Living/Lifestyle etc...