got started trimming my own horses feet, having too many horses
and not enough money to get them all done by a farrier. I figured
I've been watching this for more than 10 years, how hard could it
be? So, I've been reading articles on trimming, watching Pete Ramey's
DVD's on hoof trimming, and practicing a lot on my horses and several
others. As I got into the natural trimming I decided (along with
my farrier) to pull shoes off my 2 geldings. Their feet weren't
in great shape at that point. He said it would be a good thing to
leave them barefoot for awhile. So, I've taken over care of their
feet as well.
I intend to keep learning, keep practicing and do the best job I
can for each horse I work on.
I have joined
the Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners group, a super group of barefoot
trimmers both experienced and new. The program is a series of clinics
and mentorships to educate trimmers to be able to do the best job
possible for the horses we work on.
the horses names below to see before and after pictures, these are
only a few that I work on, some of my most interesting cases.
- My APHA gelding
- My APHA breeding stock gelding
- Melinda's adopted rescue Percheron mare
- APHA 3 year old gelding
- Laminitic APHA 6 year old stallion
- APHA 2 year old gelding
- Arabian gelding, about 22 years old.