|Trimming Services and Equine Boots
My service area is generally within thirty miles of Berthoud Colorado, this is from the south side of Boulder to Fort
Collins. Appointments beyond twenty five miles of Berthoud require a $25 trip fee for each 25 miles I travel away from
home. Most customers from Boulder to Fort Collins have no travel fees. I am in Loveland, Fort Collins, Longmont or
Boulder at least once every week. Please call me to discuss your situation. I no longer service the Denver metro area.
My number is 970-391-1838.
- Trims. $55.00 each for ponies to horses of average size, warm-bloods and draft crosses with large
feet are $65.00. Draft horses are $100.00. If you have minis I can refer you to a great timmer.
- Pulling Shoes and initial trim. For horses that are now in shoes and the owner (and horse!) wish to
proceed into Natural Hoof Care. I will pull the shoes one nail at a time when possible to protect the hoof
wall, then perform an initial barefoot trim that will permit the horse to be comfortable during this
important time in transition. You could say I pull the shoes and leave the socks! I pull the shoes nail by nail
when possible as it really reduces the amount of hoof wall that breaks out after a horse has been in shoes.
It is really important to make the horse comfortable right away, or a lot of time is lost waiting for a horse
to recover from a "too short" trim right after pulling shoes.
- I have no doubt that twenty years from now, the average rider will be saying, "remember when we use to
shoe our horses?" Equine boots do everything a steel shoe does and much more; boots also protect the
entire sole, the heel bulbs and the rest of the foot from injury. And this comes without compromising the
general health of the foot! When the horse isn't ridden in an environment that requires protection, he is
barefoot, as nature intended. A bare hoof collects much less bacteria forming feces and urine that cause
a variety of ailments such as thrush etc. You will find that you will actually spend less time putting equine
boots on than you spend cleaning out your shod feet now.
- A word about gaiters. All the boots I offer have gaiters that wraps around the pastern. These are a great
improvement in horse boots. The gaiter prevents losing a boot and protects the lower leg and keeps most
debris from getting in. A huge step forward in equine boot design.
- Most customers purchase a pair of boots for the front feet initially, then later purchase a second pair for
the backs. I started riding in boots this same way, but a few years back I went on some pretty long rides
over ground I'd never seen before so I decided to boot "all the way around". I was really astonished by
the increased energy level from my horses. I think (and other customers who boot all four feet agree)
that when a horse is booted only on the front feet he will really load his front feet with weight when on
rougher ground. That is counter productive as the real big "motor" is in the rear end. Since booting all
four feet I have also noticed a significant improvement in getting my horse to collect when on the trail,
which really prevents a sore back when riding a long day, again, because all four feet are able to deal with
the terrain equally.
- I am competitive with the lowest prices on the Internet AND I fit the boot to your horse!
- Boot Fitting service. There is no charge for boot fitting when you purchase boots from me during
a trimming appointment. I will fit boots for your horses even if you use another trimmer or farrier.
There is a $30 fee for boot fitting appointments if you are having your horses trimmed by someone else.
The new generation of boots go on with little effort, STAY ON, and you will remove them easily as well.
Gone are the days of struggling to get a pair of the original Easy Boots on or off of your horse. It is
important to fit boots right after a trim, not halfway between trims, not just before your next
YOUR EXPECTATIONS FROM ME.
- To provide the best Natural Hoof Care service possible.
- To handle your horse gently and with the best interest of the horse in mind. I have a LOT of patience.
- My goal is to be ON TIME 100 % of the time. However as a horse owner you will realize on occasion things
just take a little longer than expected. I will call you if I am running behind schedule. This normally only
takes place if my appointment prior to your appointment is a first visit. I always allow extra time on first
visits for just this reason.
MY EXPECTATIONS FROM YOU.
- Tell me the truth about your horse. If he has a history of kicking, be honest about it.
- Have your horse ready, reasonably clean and sprayed for flies in season.
- Don't schedule me during feeding time or feed when I am trimming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- If you have a schedule conflict let me know two days in advance so I can fill in my time.
- Contact me two days in advance of any change, such as an increase or decrease in horses to trim.
- Tell your friends if you like what I have done for your horse. Tell ME, if you don't!
- Keep your horse on a regular schedule. Natural Hoof Care requires consistent care.
|Most of my customers, like this one, don't need to be tied or held. In fact some seem
to appreciate being responsible for standing quietly.
Easyboot Glove boots are $120.00 per
pair plus $4.88 tax. I think this is
probably the best boot available at this
time. These are a new direction in hoof
boots. They are really easy to get on and
off. And stay on well due to the effect of
the gaiter. Because the fit tolerances
are so narrow I try to keep all sizes
available at all times, but this boot comes
in eleven sizes and sometimes I may be
out of the size you need. I'll then order
it and deliver or have them shipped
directly to you.
Boot Parts and accessories. I try to
keep all the components that might need
to be replaced on the other EasyCare
boots such as gaiters, foam pads, screw
sets, Power Straps etc. Call me if you
need trimming, boots or boot parts, my
number is 970-391-1838