I took a two-day hoof care clinic for horse owners just before I started learning about Straightness Training. Shortly after, I started trimming my mare Kim’s feet myself and really enjoyed the mixture of mental and physical challenges, as well as the craftsmanship required. I soon decided to pursue this further, and, if it suited me, to trim professionally. So the search for a good and affordable education and certification started. My first clinic instructor recommended the Gateway to Hoof Care Clinic taught by Liberated Horsemanship along with their professional training program, so off I went to Spain to take the 5-day basic clinic. Six years later I am a Certified Hoof Care Professional and Field Instructor, am married to a Master Hoof Care Professional and have moved to the USA because of it. Life can take one on unplanned turns, for sure.
Our trimming philosophy
Our model for trimming is the efficient form that hooves assume under an aboriginal lifestyle, terrain
This cannot be accomplished by forcing the hoof into some preconceived shape or changing the trim to suit the activities
Successful hoof trimming takes place within the broader context of Hoof Care. Hoof Care also necessarily includes management and use practices that support hoof health.