I have my best days when I can help you to help your horse! I am dedicated to helping horses be the best they can be by cultivating healthy, functional hooves. This applies to donkeys and mules as well!
Healthy hooves are the result of more than just hoof care, and I'd like to encourage you to learn more about the different ways you can promote your horse's health and performance.
I understand that keeping horses can be expensive, and I consider the financial aspects of all my recommendations. Having a happy, healthy horse doesn't have to break the bank!
I am certified by the Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners, and when I'm not caring for your equines, I am riding my own or spending time with my family. Ride safe!
To contact me, please scroll down for my number, email address, and links to email and FB page. Thank you for visiting!
I am constantly learning new things about horses and I consider that one of the best parts of my job. However, formal education, coursework and mentorships are also a big part of my continuing education.
1996: A.S. degree in Pack Station and Stable Operations from Feather River College, Quincy, CA
2001: B.S. degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Science from University of Nevada, Reno
2014- ongoing: clinics and mentorships with Pete Ramey and members of PHCP
2016: Membership and certification with Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners
Dr. Kellon's online courses:
2016: The Smart Way to Feed Horses- webinar with Carol Layton
2017: Equine Dental- webinar with Wendy Bryant, EqDT
I'm a voracious reader and actually enjoy reading textbooks and research papers on horses, diet and feeding, hoof care, anatomy, conformation, training, and more. I share research updates and cool tips on facebook, so please follow my page (click on the "f" link on this page to go there)!
Here is a fun youtube video about growing up with horses:
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California Trace supplements
California Trace supplements are uniquely balanced to complement our local grass hays here in the Northwest. If you are not able to test your hay, this supplement is a great place to start and I have found it to be very cost-competitive. I can have it shipped directly to you, ask me how! I also offer it at a discounted price for clients or pick-up only.
EasyCare "Easy boots" are a true favorite! These boots allow for a lot of modifications through the use of pads, heat-fitting, and gluing. They even have boots for Minis now! They offer many size and style options, even for the drafts. It can be difficult to measure for some of these boots, so it's best to have your horse's hooves fitted before ordering to ensure the best fit possible. I can do that for you!
Scoot Boots are the new scootin' boot from Down Under! Many people trail ride, do LD endurance rides and even jump in them. In my experience, they are the easiest boot to put on, take off and clean, which makes them an excellent choice for those with physical limitations making other boot styles difficult to use. These boots have bigger jumps between sizes and are not meant to fit tight, so it's best to call me for a custom fitting experience.