I have owned, trained, ridden and cared for many horses over the past 35+ years. I came to natural horse and hoof care because of lameness issues that kept creeping up on my club footed paint, Sage, when he was shod. I learned to trim my own horses with, IIEP Certified Hoof Care Professional, Amy Sheehy, and then applied to the Equine Sciences Academy where I was accepted and awarded an Excellence Scholarship for my studies. I became the first student to earn an Equine Sciences Degree and Natural Hoof Care Certification from the Equine Sciences Academy where I am also a Field Instructor- www.equinesciencesacademy.com.
I am certified by the American Hoof Association, an organization of peer- reviewed hoof care professionals offering progressive, preventative and rehabilitative services, education and information, and currently serve as Education Committee Chair.
I travel a large area in NY just west of the capital region covering Schoharie, Delaware, Otsego, Green, Montgomery, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and parts of Ulster, Columbia and Dutchess Counties as well as western MA and northwestern CT.
I have teamed up with Dr. Jill Esz Smith, DC of Berkshire Animal Chiropractic, and Wendy Bryant, EqDT (trained through Spencer LaFlureâ€™s Advance Whole Horse Dentistry Learning Center) to form the Ravenhill Equine Wellness Center in Leeds MA, offering a team approach to whole horse wellness with Dentistry, Chiropractic, and Barefoot trimming as the foundation of our care. When needed, we incorporate the skills of other participating practitioners to reach optimal neuro-musculoskeletal function and health. Our goal is to promote the wellness of the equine and prevent injury and disease through working together for the whole horse.
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