I am passionate about natural hoof care. My interest in trimming began when one of my horses started to have a lot of trouble with her feet. She had always had soft feet, but they were getting much worse. She had developed chronic laminitis so I began to study the hoof.
After countless hours of research and apprenticing with farriers in California, as well as David Harmon in Tennessee, I began shoeing and trimming my own horses. I soon found myself studying the feet of every horse I saw, and it wasn’t pretty. I saw many horses that were uncomfortable because their feet were not trimmed or shod properly. This led me to become a professional farrier.
In working with vets and hoof rehab cases I started focusing my farrier services on natural barefoot trimming and learned that there is a huge difference between trimming a horse that will be shod and trimming one that will be kept barefoot. I started to follow and study other barefoot professionals like Pete Ramey. I went through barefoot training courses and clinics studying the barefoot method. I now solely practice barefoot trimming, boot fitting and hoof rehabilitation. I take great pride in continuing to be a student of the horse hoof. The day I stop learning is the day I have failed my 4 legged clients.
Every horse is unique, and that requires me to trim the hoof in a manner that will allow the horse to function and thrive the way it was designed to be.
In 2012 i started working with Easycare to be able to properly fit hoof boots. I am now a rep for the Easycare boot company which allows me to offer a wide variety of hoof boots for all types of riding. I am now also a rep for Cavallo and Equine Fusion and now have fit kits for all 3 boot companies.
If you’re interested in my hoof trimming services North of Nashville, please check out my farrier service price sheet and reach out to me on my contact us page.