Saturday, January 31, 2009

Booting and Shoe Removal Clinic

On February 7 and March 15, I am holding a Booting and Shoe Removal Clinic in Greenwood, CA starting at 9:00 am. It is an introduction to booting, you will have a chance to learn how to fit each boot on the market correctly. There is a boot fitting "lab" in which you will have to correctly fit hoof boots on 4 horses.

Also, I am looking for a live "demo" horse that would like his shoes removed for free. It is easier to teach shoe removal if we actually do it!!

Contact me if you are interested in the clinic, open to the public, this is a very unique opportunity to learn how to correctly boot a horse.

Cost - $175 to PHCP Members, $200 all others.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Slowly Getting Back To Trimming

I am slowly starting to trim again. I am trying to stick to one or two horses a day. That seems to be comfortable for my back. I am also fitting hoof boots for non-trimming customers now. I carry all of the Easycare boots and Renegades and some of the Cavallos/Delta boots. Also I am consulting on horse's whose owners do their own trimming or if you are thinking about going barefoot but not sure.... Email me if I can help you out!

Testing New Hoof Boots

I have been playing with the Easyboot Gloves and love them! I truly believe this IS the hoofboot of our dreams - well - if your horse is comfortable in gaiters. Which 3 of mine aren't and out of 4 riding horses, not great odds.... gaiters still cause some rubs on the thinner skinned horses, like my Arabians. But the boot itself is so slick, easy to put on, has great traction, fits like a glove, is very flush to the hoof, and stays on (this is huge)! I can't wait to get more sizes so that I can try them on Feather, I think she'll really like them.