I originally learned to trim hooves to help one of my own horses who had been lame for over a year with extremely serious quarter cracks. The results were better than I could ever have hoped for, and I decided to qualify as an EP so I could help others. I gradually learnt just how important it is to look at the whole horse, not just the feet. I’ve since recovered many serious cases as well as helping lots of owners who just prefer their horses to work without shoes.
My practice is heavily biased towards remedial work, especially laminitis. I have a research interest in laminitis, with a particular interest in low grade laminitis.
I teach on the diploma course in equine podiatry run by Equine Podiatry Training Ltd and sit on the governing council of the Equine Podiatry Association.
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