Optimal Hoofcare for your Horses
As Holistic Hoofcare Professionals we aim to provide your horse/s with optimal and holistic hoofcare. We specialise in hoof orthopaedics and holistic lameness rehabilitation.
What it means to be a Holistic Hoofcare Professional:
What we do is not just a trim. As you are probably aware, a trim done once a month is not going to make drastic improvements to your horses hooves without the addition of your input towards their lifestyle, living conditions, environment, etc. We take a holistic look at the horse's lifestyle, diet and workload along with its trimming needs. This is why you have some responsibilities as a horse owner when you become one of our clients.
The Owner's Responsibilities
First Trim Consultation - $70 per horse
We will talk about the horse's history, trot the horse and take photos before and after the trim. You will need to fill in our client form. We can also walk over your property to give some tips on your lifestyle setup.
Please allow about one hour for the initial trim.
Maintenance Trimming - from $50 to $65 per trim (depending on location and size of horse).
Trims are done on a regular schedule year round. We trim once every 4 weeks in the summer and once every 5 weeks in the winter.
Please allow about 45 minutes for a maintenance trim.
Please note: After initial trims, some horses may require more frequent trimming for a period of time depending on the health of the hooves. If this is the case for your horse, then booking more frequent trims will be discussed.
What else is there to know?
We recommend that you read "A Lifetime of Soundness" by Dr Hiltrud Strasser prior to us visiting you for trimming - you can purchase a copy here: "A Lifetime of Soundness" in the HoofStore e-Shop
We do have a library of helpful books that we can lend to clients. Please tell us if you want to borrow one of our books before you buy anything.
As you can understand, there is a vast difference between every hoof trimmer, just as you would find with riding instructors. The majority of horse owners just want a quick/cheap paddock trim and do not realise that Holistic Hoofcare Professionals do a lot more than this, which is why you may find that our pricing is different from other hoof trimmers. It is important that people understand that there is a difference.
There is no negotiation for skipping trims or pushing out the trim cycle length. There may also be travel costs depending on location and the number of horses to be trimmed.
Contact us for an Initial Trim
If you would like to see if there is any availability for new clients, please fill in the contact form on our "Contacts" page.