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Equine Balance Hoof Care


Lopez Island, WA (US)

Serving WA.


Ruthie Thompson-Klein


82 credits completed in 2022

Business name: Equine Balance Hoof Care
I emphasize hoof health in concert with overall equine wellness, looking for ways to get every horse thriving, not just surviving. I graduated Montana State University with an all-around farrier education, but the real education began afterwards. After years of trimming/shoeing competitive and pleasure horses, I took a major detour into whole-horse hoof care, studying and applying the work of Jackson, Ramey and Bowker, among others. American Hoof Association and PHCP certification attained 2011.

Though no longer taking on clients, I am dedicated to Diet-Movement-Trim for every horse. I enjoy mentoring students of the horse, and teaching owner-trimmer beginning clinics. I will travel to your location to assist with your clients’ horses or for a Mentorship.

Mentorships are $175/ day. PHCP students pay $100 and $75 is covered through the PHCP Foundation. Every level student is welcome, and I specialize with beginners. Ferry-served Lopez Island is located off the Northwest coast of Washington State near the Canadian border, so plan extra travel days or an extended weekend. Rustic sleeping cabin available. Get in touch and we’ll discuss details.

email or text:
Home phone (land line) 360/468-2198
Cell service reliable to sketchy in this area, depending on your carrier.