My trimming fee is $50.- to $60.- depending on distance travelled.

When it comes to hoof care there will always be resistance toward the barefoot
movement from some vets and farriers, but just because "we have always done
it this way" doesn't mean its right nor does it sound very intelligent. It saddens me
to know that those very people we look up to as horse owners  still remain in the
dark or refuse to except changes, when indisputable evidence disproves the
claim that domestic horses need shoes. This is not a battle about egos nor should
it be looked upon as a threat to the above mentioned. Its about what is truly in
the best interest of the horse.

Note: Please have your horse trained enough so his feet can be handled without
causing injury to the trimmer. If I have to spend extra time with a difficult horse, I
will have to charge extra. Extreme cases will have to be referred to a
professional trainer before I can trim them.  I can't do a good trim if the horse
does not cooperate.

Please don't confuse my trim with that of a farrier's. What I leave on the bottom
of the hoof differs greatly from that. I do not perform surgery by removing sole
callous or other parts of the hoof that need to be left alone. Maintaining uniform
sole thickness is extremely important, because soundness matters.
My trims are non-invasive.

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Trimming Schedule
I am adamant about keeping a four to five week trimming schedule. Here is
why: mother nature designed the horses hoof to grow continuously, it makes
no difference between domestic and wild, and there is hardly a domestic
horse, especially with the way they are currently kept, who can self maintain
his/her foot when we go over the five week limit. In order for barefoot to
work the hoof has to be trimmed in regular intervals, after all we are
mimicking the wear the hoof would get under normal circumstances.

Remember, the wild horse
travels 15 to 30 miles a day
in search of food and water.
He takes care of his hooves
that way. If the feet start to
chip, it means the hoof wall
is too long and then its easy
to say that barefoot doesn't
work. I also have my repu-
tation to protect and that
of the barefoot community.
If you think going barefoot
is a "mere" trim like some
farriers like to call it... there is nothing "mere" about the ability to trim a
horse's foot correctly. It deserves the respect that it is due.
The Wild Horse Hoof
Claudia Beutel
Natural Hoof Care Practitioner
Services
Wild horse country
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My trimming fee is $50.- to $60.- depending on distance travelled.

When it comes to hoof care there will always be resistance toward the barefoot
movement from some vets and farriers, but just because "we have always done
it this way" doesn't mean its right nor does it sound very intelligent. It saddens me
to know that those very people we look up to as horse owners  still remain in the
dark or refuse to except changes, when indisputable evidence disproves the
claim that domestic horses need shoes. This is not a battle about egos nor should
it be looked upon as a threat to the above mentioned. Its about what is truly in
the best interest of the horse.

Note: Please have your horse trained enough so his feet can be handled without
causing injury to the trimmer. If I have to spend extra time with a difficult horse, I
will have to charge extra. Extreme cases will have to be referred to a
professional trainer before I can trim them.  I can't do a good trim if the horse
does not cooperate.

Please don't confuse my trim with that of a farrier's. What I leave on the bottom
of the hoof differs greatly from that. I do not perform surgery by removing sole
callous or other parts of the hoof that need to be left alone. Maintaining uniform
sole thickness is extremely important, because soundness matters.
My trims are non-invasive.

For all your booting needs: