On The Horse Side
John Moore makes his living both as an equine clinician and as a musician, and has become well known in both fields.
On the horse side, John tours the world as an equine clinician, conducting clinics for riding schools, private organizations, mounted police departments and major equine events. He has become well known for rehabilitating horses with behavioral issues, as well as taking performance horses from many different disciplines to the next level of performance through his ability to read horses and present information to them and their riders in a way that is more understandable and usable in their chosen discipline.
He also hosts a series of riding camps in Europe with his good friend and colleague Dr. Gary Potter of Texas A&M University, as well as 2 and 4 week classes in the U.S. where students have a chance to put their training and knowledge to use on a cattle ranch. John not only works with western riders and horses, he also works extensively with dressage riders and riders of various other disciplines when traveling abroad. He has been sought by thousands of riders, professional as well as amateur, to help them develop a more effective training program for their chosen discipline of riding. His background of extensive travel and study abroad as well as a lifetime association with horses and great horsemen has served him well in this line of work.
On The Music Side
In addition to being the mandolinist, guitarist and vocalist for the internationally acclaimed band Bluegrass Etc, John Moore is also the mandolinist with the award winning band California, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Instrumental Band of the Year, three years in a row.
John’s musical performances have led him throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan, as well as into the studio doing radio and television commercials, along with movie sound tracks and sessions for other artists.
He has appeared in productions by, and done musical soundtracks for, HBO, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and A&E Television Network. He most recently appeared in the HBO Series Deadwood, and has appeared on the cover of Bluegrass Now, Bluegrass Unlimited and Flatpick Guitar magazines.
He is also a sought after teacher, having taught some of today’s hottest young musicians. John has taught, and continues to teach, at numerous music camps, including Wintergrass Academy (WA), Steve Kaufman’s Guitar Camp (TN), Bluegrass On The Beach (OR), Sore Fingers Music Camp (England), Rockygrass Academy (CO), Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Camp (AB, Canada), Levelland College (TX) and Northern Minn. Bluegrass Camp (MN), among many others.