What I Provide
Holistic hoof care to the best of my ability and specific to your horse's needs!
Transitioning from shoes to barefoot, fitting boots, hoof casting, and glue ons.
Communication and scheduling the next trim at the end of each visit. Let’s keep your equine on schedule. I’ll also send you a reminder of your appointment the week of.
Pictures and videos of your horse's hooves so you can see the progress being made.
If applicable: Emails with information talked about during the appointment for treatment plans, resources, thrush supplies, etc so that it is all in one place and easier for you to have as a reference.
Thrush and white line treatments + some products that I recommend for treating those so you can stay on top of it in between trimmings.
Answering any questions you may have about your horse, hooves, diet, nutrition, etc. If I don't know the answer, I will ask a trusted practitioner and get back to you with the answer so we can learn together!
What I Expect
Patience and openness. I may not know every answer to all of your questions, but I will research, ask trusted practitioners, and get back to you with a good answer so we both can learn and grow together. I am always learning and continuing my education so I can better serve each individual horse and owner the best that I can.
Payment at time of service (Cash, Check, Venmo)
Communication. Please let me know how your horse is doing after and in between trimmings (whether they are sore, though they never should be! or if they are moving around better, etc). Knowing how your horse is doing helps me better help them and know what needs to be changed or not in order to have your horse sound and happy.
Horse handler. This is very important as I cannot hold and trim a horse at the same time. Please be present and focused as this helps your horse remain calm and focused as well.
Well-behaved horse. I will work with a horse that needs some breaks and pauses, but I will not work with horses that do not stand or behave well due to safety reasons. If the horse is difficult during a trim, there will be an extra fee.
Horse ready. Please get your horse prior to me showing up as this helps me to stay on schedule for other clients. Cleaning out their hooves prior to me showing up is much appreciated.
Safe environment. I have no problem working outside when weather permits. When weather is not great, having some sort of shelter would be appreciated. Flat ground and good lighting is also important for me in order for me to do the best job possible. Please make sure that the area in which I will be trimming doesn't have hazards or anything around that might spook your horse while I am working on them.
Respect for my schedule. It takes a lot of time to re-work my schedule, so I appreciate punctuality and keeping the appointment made. If there is a reason why you need to cancel or change your appointment, please let me know the day before, and I will do my best to accommodate a make up trimming session for you. If you don't call and/or miss your appointments at least 2 times in a row, you may be dropped from my trimming schedule.
Cancellation Policy. A 24 hour cancellation notice is required otherwise there will be a cancellation fee. This fee is due at the time of your cancellation.