I am passionate about natural hoof trimming. My interest in natural 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 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 properly. This led me to become a professional farrier.
I have since focused my farrier services on natural barefoot trimming. There is a huge difference between trimming a horse that will be shod and trimming one that will be kept barefoot. I still continue to follow and study other barefoot professionals like Pete Ramey. 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.