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.