The most important decision that all horse owners make is who their farrier is. Horse shoeing and understanding lameness are a classic engineering problems to solve. Prior to becoming a certified farrier I was a structural engineer. Using my knowledge in engineering and design, coupled with my experience as a horsemen and professional farrier, I'll help you make a more informed decision regarding your horse's hoof care needs.
I'm certified by the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO). Understanding what is healthy/normal to what is distorted and unhealthy are some of the things that I focus on as a farrier. I will spend time with you discussing the mechanics of the hoof and the movement and placement of the hoof as it strikes the ground. I will review the parts of the hoof; external and internal that are required to function properly to promote a healthier, sounder, and more efficient horse. We'll discuss balance and why it matters.
If you have a horse that seems clumsy, trips, stumbles, forges; these are all classic signs that you may have a hoof related issue to solve. I can help you understand what's going on.
I look forward to hearing from you and discussing your horse's hoof care needs.