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Pinole, CA (US)

Serving CA.



Micaela McNulty


Student Practitioner

I have been riding and spending time around horses for as long as I can remember, and in 2019 I discovered that I have a passion for hoof care and began an apprenticeship to learn barefoot trimming. Since then I have been pursuing as many educational opportunities as possible – including working with a few highly-knowledgeable hoof care providers in my area, studying Pete Ramey’s resources, and attending clinics with EponaMind and Paige Poss – which eventually led me to join PHCP and enter the certification program.

My trimming is individualized for each horse (and each hoof) and firmly grounded in an understanding of the anatomy and function of the internal and external structures of the hoof. I take a whole horse approach – taking into account each horse’s diet, environment, movement, and “job” to inform my trim and look for ways to improve hoof health and quality. My aim is to provide the best care possible to support the growth of healthy hooves. I welcome all equines, including minis, ponies, drafts, mules and donkeys.

I am the best fit for owners who are interested in keeping their horse(s) on a regular trimming schedule of 4-5 weeks and are willing to make changes in diet, environment, etc. where necessary for improving hoof and overall health. I enjoy working with vets (I am also an equine veterinary assistant part-time), and welcome clients looking to transition their horse(s) from shod to barefoot.

I am based in Pinole, CA, and serve mainly the East Bay and North Bay areas (Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties). I am usually willing to travel a little farther for groups of 4+ horses in one location.

The best way to contact me is by text or phone call. I will respond to emails, but prefer communicating by phone with new clients.