|Gambit, with Clinton and Morgan, at the
Downunder Stables, in Belle Center, OH.
|Christine, with Gambit, left and Logan, right. It was a successful day
at the local Gymkhana event.(notice Gambit got all the blue ribbons!)
|Gambit, takes a day off from riding and helps me
pick the Daily Double!
| Natural Trimming Hoof Care
"Cause no harm -- respect the Healing Powers of Nature."
I am now in my 8th year of being a full time hoof trimmer, I
can tell you I still am learning something new all the time. I
started as a member of the AANHCP. At that time, I guess you
could say my method of trimming was "less is more." But as
time went on, and even though I was seeing amazing results, I
tried to tweak things to get even better results. I fell victim to
listening to other people instead of what was already working. I
thought statements like, "Concavity is overrated" made sense.
(What was I thinking?!) And, "A day or two of ouchiness is
acceptable and expected." (Now I have people taking riding
lessons right after trims.) Well, lucky for me, and because I
am always trying to further my training, I recently trained with
two wonderful women, Lisa Dawe of NC, and Sue Mellon of VT.
I jokingly equate it going to rehab. These two women have
brought me "back to the reservation." I have gone the full
circle and am back to the "less is more" technique. I am
happier with the results I'm seeing, my clients are happier, but
mainly, and most importantly, the horses are happier!
Natural Trimming is based in northwest New Jersey, our
primary travel area is the entire state of NJ, central to eastern
PA, and southern NY state. We do travel outside this area, so
please contact us.
My completed studies to this point have included:
Introduction to Natural Hoof Care - a two day course with Pete
Ramey of GA.
Introduction to Natural Trimming (Cadaver Hoofs)/Hoof
Anatomy Clinic (including the dissection and study of cadaver
hoofs) - a two day course with Todd Jaynes of GA.
AANHCP apprentice training in CT, KY, TN, OH and WI.
Pete Ramey/Dr. Robert Bowker clinic, Reading, PA.
AHA training in NC, VT.
Like horsemanship, Natural Trimming is a lifetime
classroom, one learns something new every day.
Natural Trim Hoof Care
We serve the entire New Jersey area, central to eastern Pennsylvania,
and lower New York state. Please contact us, we do extend
outside this region.
|Oh did I mention how lazy Logan is?