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Advanced Student Practitioner

Website
http://Wool-N-Hooves.com

Location
ID, WA (US)

Contact
heartofidaho@moscow.com
(208) 882-8621

Serving

Latah and Nez Perce counties, Idaho; Whitman and Asotin counties, Washington

About

I am a native of southern Idaho and did time in California, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah, in pursuit of college degrees and work as a Plant Disease Diagnostician. My husband and I finally landed on a small farm in northern Idaho and are still raising a family of two sons and a daughter. I’ve always had an aversion to horseshoes but saw them as a necessary evil until I was introduced to barefoot trimming in 2004. Due to living in places with no competent barefoot practitioners, I was forced to learn to trim for myself, the hard way, with my own horses as victims. They’re all still standing! I quit my job at Washington State University to study for certification with PHCP in early 2015 and I continue to learn amazing things. This path is easily as strenuous mentally as was my Master’s degree.

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Advanced Student Practitioner

Location
CA (US)

Contact
ssalomon00@gmail.com

Serving

Madera county, Fresno county, Watsonville and surrounding areas

 

About

I’m happy to do what’s best for the horse.
Currently taking clients.  I travel frequently between Madera and Watsonville and am willing to pick up clients in either area, as well as, on the way in between.

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Advanced Student Practitioner

Website
http://www.solepurposehoofcare.com

Location
WA (US)

Contact
corriemannion@gmail.com

Serving

Within 1.5 hours of Seattle

About

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and started riding at a young age. I volunteered to ride misbehaving horses at our local boarding barn and enjoyed adventures on trail with my smooth, speedy, and stubborn Appy mare more than jumping in the show ring.

My journey into the world of barefoot began in the early 2000’s when I bought my first horse, Cheyenne. She was shod in front and toed in on her RF. She developed a habit of tripping and stumbling, which became concerning and potentially dangerous. A friend mentioned we should try barefoot, so we pulled her shoes and found a barefoot trimmer.

Wanting to learn more, I attended a hoof dissection clinic in 2002 in Bartlett, Illinois with Martha Olivo. I enjoyed it, but I remained the owner who just held the lead rope and chatted with the trimmer while she worked. I didn’t know why exactly “barefoot was best,” I just knew that was what worked for my horse.

Fast forward to many years later, I managed a barn in Virginia while finishing my undergraduate degree. I fell in love with a horse there and he was the first horse I trimmed. A trimmer well-versed in the Hoof Guided Method (Maureen Tierney) visited, taught me how to use my tools, and then I was on my own. I obsessed over any little signs of progress while nursing this horse through an extensive stall rest and rehab process (non-hoof related). But it was too late, I had caught the trimming bug and from then on I was trimming, studying, staring at hoof pictures, and pursuing my hoofcare education. I was lucky to live a few hours away from Paige Poss and a client of mine who was also learning to trim joined me for roadtrips to train with her. Though I began my trimming business in Virginia, I relocated to Washington within a year and had to start all over again.

Currently, I am adjusting to city life in Seattle, loving working with my clients, and hiking with my dog on the weekends. I am taking new clients within 1.5 hours of Seattle or if you’re already near an existing client. I enjoy walking owners through the transition process from shod to barefoot. I prioritize being a resource to my clients. I am the best fit as a hoofcare provider for owners who want their horses on a regular trim schedule, who may need a patient person for stiff and arthritic horses, or who want to learn more about their role in healing their horse’s feet.

 

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New Name, Same Great Organization!

Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners is now Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners! Yes, it finally happened. We finally realized that a majority of our members do not live on the Pacific Coast, where this organization was born.

PHCP Annual Dues

It’s that time again and automatic-renewal payments are here! We are initiating auto-renew membership subscriptions for all our existing and new members.

Education

IR and PPID: Diagnosis and Management

The most up to date information on equine insulin resistance and Cushing’s disease. Both sessions of this 2 part webinar must be taken together. This webinar fulfills the PPID/IR course requirement for PHCP students.

Booting and Shoe Removal

Covers the various methods of shoe removal for ease and comfort to both horse and trimmer, as well as how to fit and use a wide variety of hoof boots based on performance, rehab and rider needs. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Booting and Shoe Removal clinic requirement for PHCP students.

Beginning Anatomy and Dissection

This clinic begins by introducing students to the anatomy of the lower limb. Preserved specimens and bones will be examined followed by trimming and dissections of cadaver legs. Common pathology will be discussed. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Anatomy requirement for PHCP student.