The need for shoes is determined by your horse, their feet and what you do with them. Like us, Horses require shoes if they need Traction, Protection or Correction
The cost of the work performed will depend on many factors.
Including but not limited too:-
An example of costs can be found on the page 'Costs'.
For shod horses the time between visits is a MAXIMUM of 4 weeks (for corrective work this can be as little as 2 weeks)
For Trimmed Horses, the time between visits can be anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks (depending on the horse, environment and any issues we are dealing with)
Your invoice is set up for you to easily make payment through a Credit Card and the payment is automatically recorded.
ALL invoices are Due for Payment within 24 hours of it being sent.
A reminder will be sent and ALL overdue invoices incur a Late Fee of $5.00/day, until the invoice is paid in Full
All I require is for the horse/s to be either tied up or put in a small yard prior to the appointment. 30 minutes before the appointment time is great, this time means the horse can settle and if I am running early. you are ready.
This is a good idea, even if you are present at the time of the appointment as it allows you to retrieve your horse quickly.
Cleaning mud from feet and legs is greatly appreciated (do NOT hose, but towel dry)
Time spent waiting for a horse to be caught is costly and can make me run late for the following appointments.
If you are unable to be in attendance at the time of your appointment, all I require is for the horse/s to be put in a small yard (close to where I will be working on it) prior to the appointment.
If there are any issues or things I need you to discuss with you, I will make time to call you that evening. The same applies if you have any questions, text me and we'll organise a time for me to call you and discuss things
There are a few easy things you can do to make the experience as relaxing and safe as possible both your horse and myself.
It is always preferable when the experience is a good one for us both
As well as the date of the Next Visit, being written on your invoice, you will receive an automated text and email reminder several days before your appointment.
However if you forget to yard/stable your horse/s on the day of the appointment, you will be charged a fee for me attending the appointment.
A new appointment will then have to be organised, for my first available vacancy.
If you wish to change the booked work please notify me as soon as you make that decision
Horses that play up (repeatedly pull, jerk, snatch, pull back or rear) make the job physically harder and much more dangerous and are unco-operative to work with.
A kick is abuse. The same as if I was to punch or kick your horse and will not be tolerated.
In the case of a kick I may immediately stop and decide not to proceed with further work.
A lot of horses are really enjoying having shoes Glued On.
The GluShu is long wearing, offers better grip then steel and doesn't require nails to secure the shoe.
The shoe offers excellent protection for the sole as well due to the thickness of the material. It has EXCELLENT concussion reduction properties and on hard ground is even better at reducing concussion than a barefoot.
The GluShu is an Aluminum shoe encased completely in rubber.
If you don't want steel, aluminum or Glue On shoes but your horses feet need protection or correction, Hoof Casting is a good option. The wrap can either be made into an artificial shoe shape or can be placed to enclose the entire foot including covering the sole.
The Cast Hoof can be just as supportive and protective as a shoe and while not as long lasting as GluShu's, it is a good option if it is for a one of time need for protection (the yearly trail ride etc.) or your horses is sensitive to hammering on its feet due to previous bad experience.
Hoof Casting is VERY good for corrective work, as it can be build up in particular areas and also have material added to offer even more support to damaged areas.
For horses that do not need shoes but DO NEED corrective work to align the hoof or leg or to protect a badly worn foot or broken wall. Artificial Hoof Wall Rebuild Material may be used to create an artificial shoe.
The material is easy to work with and can be used on foals.
Not all horses need shoes all the time. BUT this largely depends on US and what we will do with them.
If you Trail Ride them and are conscious of where you make your horse walk, you may not need shoes (let the horse pick the path and DON'T ride over gravel/ rocky terain)
If you are only riding/working you horse on soft ground (grass or synthetic arena) and your horse has healthy feet (solid walls and thick soles), you maybe able go your horses entire life without any form of artificial protection.
Horses, like us may need artificial protection, traction or correction at times thorough out their lives.
The purpose of taking pictures is so that I have a visual record . of your horses legs, feet and shoeing/trimming. I may also use the pictures to assess alignment, balance and angles.
The pictures are kept to the area of my work (hooves, feet and legs) and normally have a neutral background.
I may also post the pictures on my Business social media pages.
When I post to social media,, I DO NOT name either you or your horse, the location or date the work was undertaken.
All care is taken to not identity your horse, your property or area for the purpose of your privacy
My work may NOT be displayed or shared (written, verbally or images) on any social media platform without my direct consent of the material to be displayed or discussed
While your intent may not be one of malice, unfortunately on many social media platforms the images of horses feet , shoeing/trimming and the people involved in that work are often poorly judged out of context and degraded.
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