Thanks to my many years of experience as an equine physiotherapist and osteopath, I became well aware of the importance of correct hoof positioning. So I decided to train as a farrier and I completed my diploma at the university in Barneveld (Netherlands).
The most important thing is that the horses plant their feet flat on the floor.
Horses set their limbs down naturally on soft ground. On firm ground (asphalt, concrete or similar), the rotational forces remain in the joints.
Therefore I always require a soft surface (riding track, indoor riding arena) to perform an optimal gait analysis.
The horses that I look after are shoed using my knowledge of physiotherapy / osteopathy in combination with the art of farriery.
My shoed horses include both high-performance sport horses and leisure horses.