A free consultation gives you an opportunity to “test the waters”, and get to know me. I am looking to develop long-term working relationships with my clients. I aim at holistic care and want to work on all levels to reach optimum results when it comes to the area of hoof care (and horse care). As a client, you will have an opportunity to ask me questions and learn some more about Natural Horse Care and Natural Hoof Care free of charge. My goal is to popularise the idea of the naturalising lifestyle of our domesticated horses, because when they have the optimum conditions to be as they were designed by nature, (as horse owners) we enjoy and benefit from their wellbeing immeasurably. During our first consultation, we can establish the level of care required and adjust it to your needs.
This service is available for ISNHCP STUDENTS ONLY. If you would like to learn more about what we do as Natural Hoof Care Practitioners or would like to become one please go to the official ISNHCP website for more information. Alternatively, join one of our webinars or Informational Horse-owner Clinics, more information is available on the Events page.
Study Hall Quizzes are designed to help build upon academic skills and knowledge. Natural Horse Care literature provides a vast amount of information not only in relation to the hooves but other aspects that are key to understanding hoof form and function. The pool of knowledge is encapsulated within the U.S. Great Basin Wild Horse Model. If you find some of the areas of the study challenging or need extra help in understanding the training materials feel free to contact me prior to booking an online training session.
Natural Horsemanship – Behavioural Issues
HOOF HANDLING AND SEQUENCING
The goal of sequencing is to use horses’ Natural Gait Complex for safe and enjoyable trim. The skilled and competent practitioner will not only save their back but also get the horse to join in the process we call trimming. I aim to integrate NHC and sequencing to prepare the horse for a trim in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. It is a fate of an unskilled man to play a tug war with horses’ legs, and risk an injury. Likewise, why should horses participate in forceful practices? It all can be done, with the consent of both parties. Sequencing is essential for us practitioners to serve your horses better, and to do our job efficiently and effectively. You can join in the process and learn how to positively reinforce the horse, which will lead us towards a good working relationship.
Most horses will learn and adapt quickly to sequencing, some will need separate training sessions. Others will need lengthy training in counter-conditioning if their history of experiences leads them to become resentful and uncooperative, or dangerous. It does require an experienced person to handle some cases.
Sometimes horses become difficult to handle, they are resentful, angry, or disassociated. In any given case horse-human communication is broken. Behavioural consultations aim at restoring the means of communication. They place a strong value on things like leadership, body language, emotions, and trust. Horses are individuals, however, like humans, they have their own repertoire of social behaviour. It differs somewhat from what we may be conditioned to believe is acceptable or not.
As humans, we have a responsibility to understand their language and their way of communicating and adapt to it. Techniques I use in horse-human communication involves positive reinforcement, relative dominance, counter-conditioning, and emotional intelligence.
I provide professional, holistic and complementary equine handling services. Behavioural consultation will include hands-on work, practical instruction, and take-away exercises.
The minimum Consultation booking is 2 hours.
10% Discount for regular hoof care clients
Natural Hoof Care
The Natural Trim mimics the Natural Wear Patterns of the wild, free-roaming horses of the US Great Basin. Achieving biodynamically balanced hooves requires precision trimming, a marker of the Natural Trim. Facilitating the Natural Trim means that the hoof is not forced into any given shape, but allowed to respond to practitioners mimicking the natural wear patterns. Biodynamically balanced hooves according to the U.S. Great Basin Wild Horse Model is achieved through the application of proven Principles and Practices of Natural Horse Care evidenced further at AANHCP Headquarters Lompoc between 2010 – 2018.
As an ISNHCP Certified Natural Hoof Care Practitioner, I take sole responsibility for the trim practice and appointment schedule. Despite the growing popularity of the DIY approach to hoof care I have come to understand that much harm at the hoof is being done through the “fast-track” online training and a few days of “learn the barefoot secrets” clinic gateways. Providers of such education take no responsibility for the long-term consequences of misguided practices. Invariably the hooves get out of control and the sad scenario of the horse being put down is commonplace. Speaking from my own experience, hoof care training requires as much time in learning theory and practice as any other Profession in a structured and organised way. Natural Hoof Care differs significantly from other trim methods meaning that tools are deployed with consideration to not weaken the hoof armour. Healthy hoof emerges through the diligent application of the four Pillars of Natural Horse Care. As part of the Natural Hoof Care practice we will be taking measurements using Hoof Meter Reader and creating a track record of hoof size and angle in relation to the wild horse hoof Litchfield BLM Corrals data produced by Jaime Jackson, it provides invaluable information to the practitioner on hoof health.
Ponies and Horses from £70
Draft Horses from £150
Moze tutaj jakos zrobic dwa osobne przyciski, albo otwarte okienko jak juz bedzie online shop aby sami wpisali cene? Cena czasem bedzie ustalana indywidualnie, nie jestem pewna jak to rozwiazak przy urzyciu platnosci online.
Cases of Neglect or Acute Laminitis will be handled on an individual basis and charged accordingly.
Horses that do not cooperate due to behavioural issues, or neglect will be required to undergo behavioural training (Conditions Apply). Please see the charges below for behavioural consultations.
If you would like to know more about the Natural Trim Training Programme, Natural Horse Care and free publications please refer to the following websites:
£70.00 – £150.00
Four Pillars of Natural Horse Care Consultation
This consultation is designed to cover all aspects of Natural Horse Care. We can arrange a time to focus on designing your Paddock Paradise boarding facility or look more closely at the corrections in the equine diet. Natural Horsemanship is concerned with the Natural Gaits and our working relationship with the horse. Often small adjustments are needed to create a positive working environment at the hoof, on the ground, or under the saddle. These consultations give you an opportunity to have your questions answered on the application of the 4 Pillars into your daily regimen. Please find more information about the four Pillars of Natural Horse Care below:
- The Natural Hoof Care
- Reasonably Natural Diet
- Natural Horse Boarding
- Natural Horsemanship
This service is available to ISNHCP STUDENTS ONLY. If you would like to learn more about what we do as Natural Hoof Care Practitioners or become one please go to the official ISNHCP website for more information. Alternatively, join one of our webinars, or Informational Horse-owner Clinics, more information is available on the Events page.
Successful completion of the previous training Step 4 – Live Horse Trim Clinic and video submission enables you to book with me, or any other approved ISNHCP instructor to conduct mentorships on live horses. If you have completed any mentorships with other instructors please let me know prior to booking.
Price per day.
Live Horse Trimming Clinics
This service is available to ISNHCP STUDENTS ONLY. If you would like to learn more about what we do as Natural Hoof Care Practitioners or become one please go to the official ISNHCP website for more information. Alternatively, join one of our webinars or Informational Horse-owner Clinics, more information is available on the Events page.
This is Step 4 – Live Horse Trim Clinic in the ISNHCP Training Programme, and you have arrived at a point to book your first or subsequent days with me in the one-to-one teaching environment. Generally, it is recommended to book for two training days in Step 4, however, if you require more training days we would book more time separately to give you more time to process the information. For further instructions and information about requirements please visit ISNHCP Step 4 page. Please contact me for booking information via the contact page, or the email provided.
Price per day.