We believe strongly that we must provide prompt reliable service.
Respect for Horses, People, and Property is a must!
We strive to communicate, and work with the horse's Vet, Trainer, and mostly with the Horse Owner
It's our belief the the final say in how a horse is taken care of always is the word of the Owner
On Most Basic Concerns:
Leg Length Toe Length Laterial / Medial Balance
Sysmetrical Natural Angle Boney Column centered
within the hoof
After these are established we can then make adjustments to improve corrections Gait & Stance
Each Equine has its own needs
We strive to provide trimming and/or shoeing services custom tailored to your individual horse
We have studied most of the popular procedures of restoration of proper balance for scientific merit.
We do not subscribe to a particular "brand" of shoeing or trimming methodology.
We do not "follow" the same procedure on every horse because no procedure works on every horse.
We have experience in evaluating each horse's conformation, environment, nutrition, and work & rest habits to achieve a proper hoof care program designed specifically for that horse.
It is our experience and extensive education in
that allows us to:
Determine your horse's true hoof care needs
Design a hoof care program according to the current conditions
Adapt or change the program at each appointment based on current conditions.
We don't just trim away growth ~ We mold future growth
We do not turn away horses with behavior problems
as long as it's safe and our clients are committed to working toward a solution.
We have a record of success delivering quality hoof care to horses with behavior problems
Shoes are a tool!
We shoe many equines, the majority are shoeless
Shoes could be used when there is a need for
Trimming and shoeing affect the horse in several ways:
1. It can alter the pattern of force transmission through the foot.
2. It can alter the motion of the foot in flight.
3. It can result in conformational changes in the leg. back. & the entire equine
Remember ~~ Foot structure and shape can be easily changed - anatomy can't ~~
For each foot there is a specific conformation (shape) that provides strength and locomotion.
The hoof must have the ability to withstand, accept, absorb, dissipate and transmit weight bearing forces in a manner that offers the greatest protection to the horse
we are looking for a combination of foot size, foot shape, wall length and angles that make the foot an ideal shock absorbing, weight-bearing structure.
It is the proper combination of these variables with careful consideration of proper movement throughout each gait that allows each limb to move in proper sync with each other limb, that we recognize as the
properly balanced foot.
Which allows the horse to perform at it's best and safest!