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Photo of Jaini Clougher Jaini Clougher Clinician

Jaini L. Clougher, BVSc, BSc. Director, Veterinary Advisor of the ECIR Group. Jaini joined the ECIR outreach group in 2009 when two of her then three horses suffered laminitis within three weeks of each other and she started the ECIR recommended protocol for insulin resistant horses. With a focus on obtaining the correct diagnosis, the correct diet, appropriate hoof care and exercise, all three horses recovered. ...

Photo of Sossity Gargiulo Sossity Gargiulo Clinician and Mentor

Primarily Ventura County


I started trimming horses when my own mare went lame and I started to look deeper into the ‘why’ of traditional horse care.  This led me on a life changing path of learning I never could have predicted!  I then joined the AANHCP, and later became a founding member of the Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners.  ...

Photo of Mario Garguilo Mario Garguilo Clinician and Mentor

Ventura County

Photo of Sally Hugg Sally Hugg Clinician ★ CE

Developer and owner of California Trace.

Photo of Eleanor Kellon, VMD Eleanor Kellon, VMD Clinician

Owner of Equine Nutritional Solutions and co-owner of the ECIR group.

Photo of Carol Layton Carol Layton Clinician

Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed (Balanced Equine) is an independent equine nutritionist with a science and technology background and an interest in the optimal feeding of horses.

In 2008, Carol enrolled in equine nutrition courses provided by Dr Eleanor Kellon VMD and has never stopped studying. ...

Photo of Jeannean Mercuri Jeannean Mercuri Clinician and Mentor ★ CE

Long Island, NY


My Barefoot journey started back in 2001 with my mare Piggy.  I started by reading all I could on the internet and in books.  Most of what I could find at that time was by Jaime Jackson, Dr Hiltrud Strasser & eventually Pete Ramey.  I attended any clinic I could find at the time which gave me a diverse start.  ...

Photo of Paige Poss Paige Poss Clinician and Mentor ★ CE

Tucson, AZ


Trimming a limited number of clients and teaching extensively.

I started my hoof care odyssey in 1999.  That was a pivotal era in hoof care.  There were very few resources at the time.  Jaime Jackson, Dr. Strasser and one trimming website was basically all that was available.

The only way to get good at trimming was to just do it.   ...

Photo of Pete Ramey Pete Ramey Clinician

Co-Owner of Hoof Rehab.

Photo of Asa Stephens Asa Stephens Clinician and Mentor

Köping, Sweden

0768 169558

I have recently relocated to Sweden after a long career working as a Hoof Care Professional in the USA and look forward to continuing my career here. With 15+ years of experience I am a PHCP and AHA Certified Hoof Care Practitioner as well as a Mentor and Clinician for the PHCP certification program. ...

Photo of Ann Szolas Ann Szolas Clinician and Mentor ★ CE

Based near Aberdeen, WA , serving Grays Harbor County & parts of Pacific, Mason and Thurston counties.


-I attended farrier school in 1991/92 and was a traditional farrier until 2007 when I switched to barefoot after attending my first Pete Ramey clinic.  I joined PHCP in 2008 and AHA in 2010.  I make a point to do continuing education at least twice a year.  I also am a mentor and clinician for PHCP and teach the beginning booting and shoe removal and anatomy of the distal limb clinics once a year.  ...