Goulburn Valley, Northern Victoria - Will Travel !
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Greater Melbourne, Gippsland
"I am a ACEHP qualified Barefoot Trimmer. Located in Ballarat Victoria. I have a passion for assisting horses to become sounder and healthier through natural hoofcare and Diet. I have had quite a bit of success rehabilitating horses suffering from Laminitis and other hoof ailments.
I have handled and ridden barefoot horses all my life, and I love trail riding with my friends and clients, I have extensively used hoof boots, and can fit and sell most brands. I have been trimming since I was 14 years old as I lived in an area that was difficult to get a farrier."
0439 564 313
I trim in Victoria's Yarra Valley and surrounding areas (eastern suburbs)
0430 790 040
Benalla, Wangaratta and surrounds
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South West Victoria
Warrnambool area and surrounds
North Central district of Victoria
East Gippsland region
"Qualified hoof trimmer
Servicing East Gippsland"
0447 085 143
North Central Victoria
Business – Top2Toe Equine Services (Holistic Horse Care)
Servicing North Central Victoria
Ph: 0408 315 283
0408 315 283
Stawell, Western Victoria
Tanya has been a qualified vet since 1999. She currently works in a mixed practise part time. Riding her own horses has led to study in acupuncture, massage and now hoof trimming. Tanya has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of horses with laminitis.
0402 221 523
I am passionate about horses, their health and training. Apart from being a qualified barefoot trimmer I'm also an Equine Myofunctional therapist and use natural handling methods with my own and all my client's horses.
0419 534 645
"I fell into barefoot after struggling to find a farrier who could come regularly enough to change the shoes on my horse. I decided to learn to trim to be able to help myself and learn more about hoof health. From the moment I did my first weekend course I was hooked. I immersed myself in all sorts of theory about the equine hoof and then started watching trimmers out in the field. I was working full time as a Primary School teacher but my heart was yearning to be out in the field trimming horses. I started trimming professionally on the weekends until I made the break to trimming full time.
I have 2 thoroughbreds with challenging hooves and a laminitis prone pony - all of which have taught me so much about the equine hoof. They have also highlighted for me the importance of diet, environment and movement in developing healthy hooves.
Currently servicing Geelong and surrounds including Colac, Aireys Inlet, Bambra, Winchelsea, Moriac, Bellbrae, Ceres, Mt Duneed, Connewarre, Marshall, Bannockburn, Teesdale, Leopold, Drysdale, Moolap, Portarlington, Lara, Werribee, Melton and Bacchus Marsh."
0421 705 277
"Correct barefoot trimming for proper hoof balance, form & function"
Came into barefoot in 2000. Part time professional since 2004
Orbost, Cann River, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale & inbetween, in far Eastern Gippsland, Victoria
Attended 7 short courses and qualified with Martha Olivio, USA, in 2004.
~ de-shoeing & transitions
~ natural horse care advise
~ foundered rehabilitation
~ hoof boot fitting & sales
In 2004 I enrolled at the National Collage of Traditional Medicine here in Melbourne to do the Equine Myofunctional Therapy course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course as it went into depth in anatomy and physiology of the horse which is something I have a keen interest in. I am also a qualified Animal Technician with an Associate Diploma in Applied Science which is a qualification that enables you to work with any species of animal in confinement such as zoo's, wildlife sanctuaries or medical research.
It was during the EMT course I was introduced to barefoot trimming and in theory this made complete sense to me so my own horses Doulton and Kate both had their shoes removed in 2004.
Once I started practicing EMT I soon realised that if the upper body problems were related to poor hoof form and hoof pain I was never going to fix the problem without addressing the cause, I was merely providing a temporary fix and temporary relief for the horse. I saw this in my own horse Doulton who has zero pain tolerance so if something wasn't right I'd know about it. Transition wasn't smooth for him but boy has that horse taught me a lot, four years later he is sound and happy.
I did a couple of weekend barefoot trim clinics and started to maintenance trim my own horses, then progressed to trimming friends horses, I then found myself totally obsessed with hooves and the first thing I did and still do is look at the hooves before looking at the horse and I don't pat them I feel their muscles. I decided that I need to follow this hoof trimming path to learn more about how the hoof works and how it effects the upper body. I enrolled in the Cert III Hoof care course at TAFE Tasmania in Oct 2007.
This course offered everything I needed to become a professional hoof care provider. I have the confidence in assessing conformation and movement, I am able to identify hoof pathologies and provide a trimming treatment plan, provide advice and support to owners considering the barefoot lifestyle for horses that have been shod long or short term and I can give advice on feeding and housing regimes for maximum hoof health. All of this is backed up by a fantastic support team from my extremely knowledgeable lecturers Cynthia Cooper, Jeremy Ford, Jen Clingly and Marg Richardson.
This course has also opened doors for me such as being invited back to Tassie to lecture to the June intake of Cert III hoof care students on how hoof pathologies effect the musculoskeletal system and I lecture at Box Hill TAFE in Melbourne on the benefits of natural hoof care to the Cert II Horse Care course.
All this satisfies my interest in anatomy and physiology and it enables me to provide a whole therapeutic package to these wonderful creatures that generously give so much to us...our beloved horses.
Bendigo to Corryong & Albury-Wodonga district
Glenn has been barehoof trimming since 2004 and qualified after attending the first intake of TAFE equine barehoof students in 2007. He rides and drives bitless and trains barehoof horses at his property in Tallangatta Valley. Rehabilitation agistment is also offered and horses are run in large paddocks with ample pasture, shelter and water.
He also runs one and two day barehoof workshops, using a PowerPoint presentation to highlight hoof anatomy, pathologies and the art of barehoof trimming techniques. To further the education of the horseworld on the benefits and healing advantages of barehoof, Glenn stocks a selection of popular barehoof books and a very practical and easy to use hoof stand.
Glenn handles horses with what is commonly known as ‘natural horsemanship’ methods.