References available June McIntosh Insured
barefoothoofs @gmail.com Certified Barefoot Trimmer (717) 372-8093
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Serving Franklin County, PA and surrounding areas in Pennysylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. I am currently traveling to the area and am available for 10 days/month.
Appointments available at my home barn only -
located off Rte. 36 between Brenham and Bellville, TX.
My upcoming Pennsylvania visit, January 2 to 14 is almost full -
there are still a few small time slots open if you'd like to book a trim.
My next visit will be approximately the last week of February/first week of March.
After that, I will be in Pennsylvania every month for about 10 days.
Glue-On Composite Shoes:
I am now also able to provide glue-on composite shoes, which can be helpful for various therapeutic or performance purposes.
Although I have been providing natural hoof care for eight years, I am a novice in the use of glue. Glue is a harsh mistress, intolerant of mistakes, sensitive to temperature changes, and setting rapidly. Therefore, while I continue to hone my glue skills, I'm offering four applications of glue-on composite shoes for the cost of materials alone to the next six horses who apply. Maximum two horses per client. The cost of materials is approximately $45 per hoof. No charge for any shoes or materials discarded due to operator error. (It happens!) Most horses only require front shoes. The shoe I will be offering is the EasyShoe Performance.
If you're willing to travel with me as I hike up Learning Curve Mountain, and if you have the time and patience to spend longer than usual with the farrier, you can reach me via the Contact Form at foot of this page.
Follow the Hoof
My aim is to balance the foot by trimming according to the landmarks of the sole and to situate breakover in the most advantageous position given the current condition of the hoof. "Correct angles" and true concavity cannot be produced by the trimmer but only by the hoof itself as it grows in response to its environment, with the aid of trimming to supply what is lacking in wear and tear. I began trimming in 2008 - beginning with my own four horses as I was not satisfied with the pasture trim they were receiving at the time. I'm certified as a Barefoot Trimmer by the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization in Penrose, CO. I strive to keep learning all the time - from continuing education workshops, from other trimmers, from my clients, and - above all - from the horses themselves.