I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
My goal as a farrier is to improve the soundness and health of your horse and allow their hooves to function properly. I am an advocate for the horse in all situations, insistent that horses be kept in a species appropriate manner and receive the best hoof care and diet. I use mapping techniques to restore balance, correct distortions, and promote a healthy horse from the ground up.
While recognizing that each limb affects the others and the rest of the body, I treat each hoof as an individual. I understand that there are many factors that influence the soundness of your horse, and I am happy to discuss them with you.
While I am an advocate for proper trimming whether horses are barefoot or shod, I always recommend an environment/management change and hoof boots for protection before other options are considered. I will apply nailed and glue-on plastic shoes in some circumstances.