Someone needs to close this thread. I, too, live in the area and do not know him at all, just his reputation and through td friends who have had to deal with things. Everyone is telling the same thing. All the accolades are from brand new names. That in of itself should tell you something.
I think there is a web site, http://www.ratemyhorsepro.com/
I know of a trainer with a similar track record, now in Dallas...just change the name, but the overall story is the same. That is why I always encourage verifying credentials and references and history. Too easy for these scammers to make stuff up and then they move around.
We've removed some more commentary in violation of our posting policies and some response to it. We're closing the thread to avoid further issues of this kind. There's clearly some divergent opinions on this topic, and interested parties can do whatever research they need to in order to determine what input they value, etc.