1. Barefoot Trimming
This is for the individul owner who's horse's hooves are excellent physiological and anatomical
condition and thus can be barefoot. Where hoof growth exceeds the normal abrasive wearing, then trimming
is an appropriate method of hoof maintenance.
Routine preventative hoof maintenance will retain the hoof integrity and soundness, ensuring the hoof
can endure natural exposure to the environment and the horse's intended usage. Barefoot trimming procedures
should be performed by a certified farrier.
2. Practical Horseshoeing
I perform routine farrier services which includes hoof trimming
and affixing the horseshoes as a protective or as a traction device.
Ground conditions, environment, sport athletics, hoof consistancy
considerations in appropriately shoeing a horse. If hoof wear-out
exceeds normal hoof growth, horseshoes are necessary to prevent
3. Corrective Shoeing and Trimming
All farrier procedures are driven by anatomy and physiology. Hooves
must be balanced proportionately for dynamic movement. I can provide
symetrical restoration of the hoof wall to achieve
equal distribution of the horse's mass on the circumference of the
I make horseshoe modifications, as necessary, to ease the horses movement
while enhancing breakover and reducing fatigue..
4. Therapeutic Shoeing
Injuries to the hoof can range from mild to life-threatening. When
a horse is predisposed to lameness or is presently lame, a prevententive
process. An accurate diagnosis of the condition is made and a treatment
plan is recommended. This is explained clearly to the owner and veterinarian,
if necessary. I am qualified in the use of therapeutic
horseshoes, non-invasive glue-on horseshoes and performing hoof restoration.
You can see
examples of different treatments in the section of Case Studies.