ESA and AHA Certified, ESA Field Instructor
Natural horse and hoof care is a different approach to caring for our domestic horses that takes into consideration their natural biological and physiological needs, identified by observation and research of the wild/ feral and free roaming horses of the world. It is care beyond just trimming hooves that includes the whole horse- it's diet, lifestyle and environment, as all these aspects of the horse's life effect hoof growth, health, wear and soundness.
Healthy hooves grow from healthy horses.
Barefoot hoof care is more than just a trim.
Because most hoof problems find their source somewhere in the horses body, we need to look at the entire horse and the impact his care and use have on him. I offer health, diet and environmental recommendations to customers who wish to take this path in the care for their horses. All barefoot trims are not the same, and there are many factors to consider to bring a previously shod horse, or one with poor structural development within the hoof, or one who has been maintained conventionally to health and barefoot soundness. These factors are commonly overlooked in traditional hoof care.
Often, I am called because of a lameness issue where conventional care has been unsuccessful, or an owner has heard of barefoot or natural hoof care and is interested in learning more about it.
A horse transitioning from shoes to barefoot is a process that includes a reevaluation of horsekeeping practices. It is a commitment to a process that encompasses the whole horse. It is rehabilitation. If you are unsure of where to start, see my helpful links in ABOUT US, or feel free to contact me.
My team approach includes professionals from Natural Balance Dentistry, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Herbalism, Body Work/ Massage and Saddling. We must find and treat the source(s) of lameness to achieve the best possible results for your horse.
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I have used CedarCide bug repellent for several years and I love this product!. It is an organic product free of the poisons and harmful additives found in most commercial sprays made for horses. I use THE BEST YET when trimming. Everyone loves the fresh cedar scent, and I am often asked where to get it. You can order it by clicking here
READ CASIE BAZAY'S 2 PART INTERVIEW WITH ME ON THE NATURALLY HEALTHY HORSE BLOG. click here
UPDATE ON VACCINATIONS
Following an amazing Webinar with Dr. Jean Dodds of Hemopet on the topic Vacciantions for Horses presented by the American Hoof Association, many are asking for Dr. Jean's contact information for ordering titer tests for their horses. Click to download the forms below:
Above, one of my clients, Pat Robinson and her horse Memphis took first place in the Lightweight Division of the Florida 100 mile CTR. Memphis went the entire distance in Pat's words "bootless n barefoot". They also received the Horsemanship Award and Best Trail Horse Award. Congratulations to Pat and Memphis!!
PICK UP THE FEB ISSUE OF "DRESSAGE TODAY" MAGAZINE TO READ ABOUT SHANNON PETERS TAKING HER HIGH PERFORMANCE HORSES BARE!!!!!
Another article on Barefoot High Performance Horses in Eurodressage!
If we are going to ride our horses, we need to have more than just basic knowledge about how saddles work, how they should fit and how we should sit on them.
Too many horses have damaged backs and lameness issues from this piece of equipment. This class is a must for every rider in every discipline. Click on the horse wearing the rocking chair above to sign up. It will be the best $20 you ever spent on yourself and your horse!!
Please contact me anytime if you have questions about where to start, natural boarding, barefoot riding, hoof boots or want to schedule an appointment. To avoid phone tag, drop me an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read all the information on this site and the following brochure before contacting me:
Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot
By Pete Ramey
Vets, Farriers, Rescues, Trainers, Barn Managers, all Equine Professionals- this is a must read
AFJ Review read here
Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog Review read here
In The HORSE:Veterinarian Reviews the Barefoot Concept
By Erica Larson, News Editor • May 20, 2013 • Article #31912
NEW BOOK !!!
HORSES & STRESS
by National Best Selling Author, Joe Camp. I read this book in half a day on a day off. It's 119 pages of everything you need to know about keeping, feeding and caring for horses according to their nature.
NATIVE HOOF IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!
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