What is Equine Podiatry?


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Equine Podiatry is holistic hoof care. It is not just about trimming the hoof, but about considering the whole horse, its diet, environment and workload. It is so much more than just barefoot trimming.

As an Equine Podiatrist, as well as applying a suitable trim, I analyse the environmental factors affecting the hoof and make recommendations to the owner regarding any changes that might lead to an improvement in overall hoof quality and health, these changes may include changes to what goes into the bucket, what the horse walks on, what the horse wears, how often and where it is ridden. I may also refer the owner to professionals in other fields, such as vets, chiropractors, massage therapists, nutritionists, and even occasionally, farriers.

See what to expect from a consultation for more details.

Area Covered

Map showing area coveredLocated where I am, in the Vale of Evesham in Worcestershire, I am ideally situated for access to the Cotswolds, and West Midlands. I am happy to travel up to 25 miles from Evesham (WR11) reaching the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warkwickshire, Northamptonshire and of course, Worcestershire for no additional cost. Please note that I don’t cover west of Worcester or the river Severn in Worcestershire due to poor access to the area from Evesham.

If you are outside of my normal area, I may be able to come to you but will need to charge a small fee for mileage. Please see my Charges page for more details.