“I wanted to thank you for all your help in organizing the Martin Collins fiber footing, your approved contractor Austin Wood of Diamond W and the drag to transform my ring to a Martin Collins ring!! I could not be happier! Romeo and I rode today on a flat arena! That has not happened in a year!! You better hang on to that Austin!!
After visiting Five-Henry and Ann Aloi’s rings, I let Austin know how hard/soft I wanted the ring and he nailed it perfectly!! Also, I cannot tell you how efficient this transformation was! The transfer of over 400 tons of an old competitor’s footing from my ring to the dump trucks bound for Carolina Horse Park, was done in about four hours! Austin and I discussed ahead of time what we may need, stone dust, water trucks etc., so that we did not lose time hunting stuff down! Plus none of his equipment broke down, a first for me!!
It was over 90 degrees when we were working on the ring and Austin barely took a lunch break, he just kept working! I tried not to interrupt him too much! After the ring was done, he went over how to hook up the drag, explained which pattern to use and the speed! I got sprinkler instructions as well! It has been a long time since I have run across a contractor with such a strong work ethic as Austin! My ring was neat and tidy when he departed as well!!
Many thanks for such a positive experience!!”
– Fran Currey