PHCP Practitioners

Photo of Emily Aldridge Emily Aldridge Student Practitioner

Washington state (Skagit, Whatcom, Island Counties)

Photo of Amy Allen Amy Allen Mentor

Mason, Thurston, surrounding counties, and haul-ins


My journey into hoof care started in 2002. My OTTB, TJ, had poor quality hoof walls, thin soles, and could not hold a shoe for over five weeks. After consulting with my farrier, we tried glue on shoes. On the second set, one shoe broke at the quarters. I decided to pull his shoes, immerse myself into learning about hoof care and help him grow quality hooves. ...

Photo of Jennifer Bourchard Jennifer Bourchard Practitioner ★ CE

Tehama, Butte, Glenn, and Shasta Counties

Photo of Jessie Brody Jessie Brody Advanced Student Practitioner ★ EC

Clatskanie, Oregon

Photo of Anne Buteau Anne Buteau Mentor

Charlottesville area and beyond…West to Staunton and North to Middleburg

Photo of Melanie Carlson Melanie Carlson Student Practitioner ★ EC

NW Oregon and SW Washington


After trimming my own horse for about a year, I worked for a professional barefoot trimmer for several months. I then became a member of PHCP, started getting my own clients, and have not stopped learning since! I’m still building my business so all clients are welcome. I am an Easy Care dealer and will heat fit gloves, as well as do the glue on shoes. ...

Photo of Leslie Carrig Leslie Carrig Mentor ★ CE

Longmont, CO


Although I am not taking on any clients, I will continue to Mentor PHCP students. I enjoy teaching and am willing to travel to PHCP Students, so we may work with their own client’s horses. I’ve had many years as a Mentor and would like the opportunity to help you further your education and reach certification. ...

Photo of Dianna Chapek Dianna Chapek Mentor

Butte, Yuba, & Sutter counties.


I can be reached by email or phone & check messages daily.  I serve areas in Butte, Yuba, & Sutter counties.  While not actively taking new clients, I do take a few new clients as my schedule allows.


Photo of Stephanie Clegg Stephanie Clegg Student Practitioner

Within 20 miles of Berthoud, CO

(209) 614-3508

Offering natural hoof care services since 2007.

Best way to reach me is via text or email.


Photo of Christina Cline Christina Cline Mentor

Whatcom County and the Methow Valley


-I have been trimming professionally since 2002. I obtained by original certification through the AANHCP, later becoming a member of PHCP and the American Hoof Association. I completed an equine massage course through the Northwest School of Animal massage in 2007, and make annual continuing education events a priority. Saddle fitting and physiologically sound training principles are a passion of mine. ...

Photo of Marie Daniels Marie Daniels Mentor ★ CE

Cody, WY


I joined PHCP shortly after being certified by AHA, and enjoyed building my busy Hoofcare practice in central Louisiana.  For over a decade I specialized in empowering horse owners by teaching them how to better care for their horses hoof and nutritional needs.  I love teaching beginners!

Now that my husband and I have retired to Northwestern Wyoming, my focus has shifted even more towards teaching.  ...

Photo of Amy Diehl Amy Diehl Student Practitioner ★ EC

CA-Los Angeles,Ventura,Kern,Inyo,Mono,San Bernardino counties. NV-Reno/Tahoe.


Willing to travel – Call for other areas of CA and NV.


Photo of Anita Dubner Anita Dubner Practitioner

Tuolumne county and closely surrounding counties


I’ve been trimming since 2009. I started with the geriatric ward of horses and moved my way up to transitioning riding horses, founders rehabs along with other pathologies. I’ve worked with the local vets and a lameness specialist in Ione, along with the wonderful Mentors from this group. Nutrition and boot fit are another area of interest and benefit to the whole horse. ...

Photo of Tonya Durden Tonya Durden Practitioner ★ CE

Shasta, Tehama and Butte counties


I specialize in booting and glue ons for endurance horses.


Photo of Tina Fabula Tina Fabula Advanced Student Practitioner

Coastal Mendocino County

Photo of Miranda Fior Miranda Fior Mentor

Santa Barbara county.

I started trimming in 2002 to help my own laminitic mare, and have been trimming professionally since 2004. I’m very grateful to have had Dr Eleanor Kellon as my first mentor both in nutrition and in hoof care. I later became a member of the AANHCP and then moved on to become one of the founding members of the PHCP. ...

Photo of John Fitch John Fitch Mentor ★ CE

Wellsville, UT


Cell phone: 435-770-7335
Best way to contact: text

AREA COVERED: I live in Northern Utah. Wellsville. I am retired from trimming client horses but available to help students compete certification and horse owners trim their own horses.

PROFILE: My wife Claire and I live on 11 acres with our 4 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats and 10 chickens. ...

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 Nell Hanley Nell Hanley Student Practitioner ★ EC

Southeastern WY and Northern CO


Serving southeastern Wyoming and northern Colorado (standard service area within a 50 mile radius of Laramie, WY)

Preferred contact: phone (call or text)

My goal as a barefoot hoof care practitioner is to help the horse grow and maintain balanced, healthy hooves with optimal form and function for each individual horse, allowing for proper absorption of concussive forces and minimal strain on the joints and tendons of the distal limb. ...

Photo of Alicia Harlov Alicia Harlov Student Practitioner ★ EC

Northeastern MA and Southern NH, with some availability South of Boston. Other areas considered depending on need.


My passion for hoofcare all started with my BLM mustang, Vinnie. Shortly after adopting him, he was diagnosed with navicular disease (bone changes, spurs, and suspected soft tissue damage). Determined to not let my hopes and dreams for him fall apart, I began researching what I could do to help him. ...

Photo of Randy Hensley Randy Hensley Mentor

Iowa, North Central Missouri &
Sioux Falls/Brookings South Dakota


Area served:
North Central Missouri
Sioux Falls/Brookings South Dakota

I began my hoof care career as a conventional farrier over thirty years ago. In 2006, with the prompting of a client, I began to explore the benefits of barefoot rehabilitation. I enrolled in and completed the AANHCP training program. ...

Photo of Philip Himanka Philip Himanka Practitioner ★ CE

60 miles radius around Boulder Colorado


Performance equine services and hoof care. Specialized in glueing and rehabilitation. Trimming, boot fitting and more. I do continuous education trough PHCP, seminars and clinics besides attending every year to the International Hoof Care Summit. I have been working with Endurance Horses for over 10 years. I am a member of: PHCP, AERC, ELPO, AAPF, CAPF, Endurance Chairman for the Colorado Arabian Horse Club, Member and Distance Stuart/Judge for the Arabian Horse Club. ...

Photo of Christine Johnson Christine Johnson Student Practitioner

NE Washington, and seasonally Casper, Wyoming


Serving: NE Washington, including Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, and Spokane Counties. Based out of Curlew, Washington. I am also based out of Casper, Wyoming May-October.

I have been a passionate equestrian since 1997 and more recently, natural hoof care professional after my mare suffered a PIII fracture of the coffin bone; who is the namesake of my hoof care business, Rogue Horse, LLC. ...

Photo of Christina Krueger Christina Krueger Practitioner ★ CE

Serving Vermont, and Eastern NY


I have been a natural hoof care practitioner since 2012 after working with Ida Hammer for a year and I completed her Whole Horse Hoof Care Certification program. I helped her trim her clients’ horses and teach her hoof care classes. I have also mentored with several AHA members including Jeanne Wright and Erik Knapp. ...

Photo of Diann Kuzma Diann Kuzma Practitioner

Medfort/Grants Pass area

Photo of Kathy Ladendecker Kathy Ladendecker Student Practitioner

Southwestern Massachusetts


I am a full time trimmer located in southwestern Massachusetts at the intersection of Interstate Route 91 and Route 90 (the Mass Pike). My normal service range is within one hour of there, including central MA, NY, and CT. I am willing to travel up to two hours for those seeking quality barefoot hoof care. ...

Photo of Jennifer Long Jennifer Long Advanced Student Practitioner ★ EC

Greater Sacramento area

(781) 864-9989

I practice a natural performance trim, which is most heavily influenced by Pete Ramey’s techniques. I am proficient with Equicast and can apply EponaShoes if needed. I have a medical background and am happy to consult / collaborate with owners, veterinarians, and farriers.

I am currently taking new clients. ...

Photo of Corrie Mannion Corrie Mannion Advanced Student Practitioner ★ EC

Within 1.5 hours of Seattle


I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and started riding at a young age. I volunteered to ride misbehaving horses at our local boarding barn and enjoyed adventures on trail with my smooth, speedy, and stubborn Appy mare more than jumping in the show ring.

My journey into the world of barefoot began in the early 2000’s when I bought my first horse, Cheyenne. ...

Photo of Linda Martin Linda Martin Practitioner

Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties

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 Chuck Mills Chuck Mills Mentor ★ CE

Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernadino, Riverside Counties

Photo of Alicia Mosher Alicia Mosher Advanced Student Practitioner ★ EC

Shasta & Tehama Counties

Photo of Christopher Naron Christopher Naron Student Practitioner ★ EC

Norco to Temecula and Palm Springs area


Thank you for your interest in natural hoof care and rehabilitation. My name is Christopher Naron. My goal is to work with owners and other hoof care professionals to help our horses live healthier more sound lives.By taking into account the diet, living conditions and lifestyle of our horses, together we can better their lives towards a more natural state. ...

Photo of Cindy Nielsen, VMD Cindy Nielsen, VMD Clinician
Photo of Melody O’Brien Melody O’Brien Practitioner ★ CE

Plumas County


My business, Whole Health Hoof Care and Trimming, is supported by the PHCP training program and continuing education, and is rooted in the understanding that healthy hooves depend on consistent, non-invasive trimming, proper diet and nutrition, and plenty of movement.  I fit and sell Easy Care boots, and apply Easy Care’s Easy shoes, and welcome rehabilitation cases. ...

Photo of John Perry John Perry Student Practitioner ★ EC


Photo of Candice Piraino Candice Piraino Student Practitioner

Central Florida

(440) 488-0324

My  model is based on a holistic and progressive approach to equine hoof care. I have studied with both Ida Hammer and Pete Ramey and working towards my certification with PHCP. I have been successful with challenging cases such as metabolic laminitis, founder, thrush, cracks, under run heels and long toes. ...

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 Jennifer Reinke-Burns Jennifer Reinke-Burns Practitioner ★ CE

Los Angeles County

Photo of Patrice Sager Patrice Sager Mentor ★ CE

Hardy County and 50 mile radius


I have been trimming for 14 years, I love to teach and I love to study nutrition for horses.  I do continued education as much as time allows but make myself attend two educational events a year minimum. I am an AHA member and have served on the Education Committee since it began. ...

Photo of Samantha Salomon Samantha Salomon Advanced Student Practitioner

Madera county, Fresno county, Watsonville and surrounding areas



I’m happy to do what’s best for the horse.

Currently taking clients.  I travel frequently between Madera and Watsonville and am willing to pick up clients in either area, as well as, on the way in between.


Photo of Debbie Schwiebert Debbie Schwiebert Student Practitioner ★ EC

Paso Robles and Atascadero


A curiosity to help a horse maintain longevity and soundness in 1996 led me down the path to natural hoof care. This quest eventually led me to a career with EasyCare, Inc. an alternative hoof protection company in Tucson, AZ in 2006. There, I enjoyed 10 years serving hoof care professionals and veterinarians across the United States with their diverse situations and hoof protection needs. ...

Photo of Jon Smedley Jon Smedley Practitioner ★ CE

Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angles counties


My wife and I enjoy the challenge of every hoof.  We work with performance horses and enjoy rehab cases.

We are taking new clients on a case by case basis. Send me a text or leave a detailed message on my phone.


Photo of Sarah Mae Smedley Sarah Mae Smedley Practitioner ★ CE

Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angles counties


I and my husband enjoy the challenge of every hoof.  We work with performance horses and enjoy rehab cases.

We are taking new clients on a case by case basis. Send me a text or leave a detailed message on my phone.


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.  ...

Photo of Ruthie Thompson-Klein Ruthie Thompson-Klein Mentor ★ CE

San Juan Islands


Business name:
Equine Balance Hoof Care
I emphasize hoof health in concert with overall equine wellness, doing my best to transition every horse from merely surviving to thriving.

Living in a remote area, when you want something (hoof care) you figure out how to do it. ...

Photo of Karen Ward Karen Ward Advanced Student Practitioner ★ EC

Latah and Nez Perce counties, Idaho.
Whitman and Asotin counties, Washington.

(208) 882-8621

I am a native of southern Idaho and did time in California, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah, in pursuit of college degrees and work as a Plant Disease Diagnostician. My husband and I finally landed on a small farm in northern Idaho and are still raising a family of two sons and a daughter. ...

Photo of Jean H Welch Jean Welch Student Practitioner ★ EC

Serving Southern Arizona and beyond


With over 10 years of practical experience, I specialize in functional hoof trimming, encouraging correct movement, and always respecting the needs of the horse. I draw my knowledge and expertise from a variety of resources including formal training with ESA, numerous hands-on clinics, conferences, lectures, seminars, and trimmer gatherings.
I am also an authorized EasyCare Dealer, and am skilled in boot fitting as well as the application of glue-on products. ...

Photo of Nikki Wommer Nikki Wommer Practitioner ★ CE

50-mile radius around Dewey, Oklahoma


I have been trimming professional for 2 1/2 years, and have been trimming my own horses for close to 15 years now. I have experience with chronic and acute laminitis/founder, as well as rehabilitation and transition from shoes to barefoot. I conduct my job with gentleness and patience when working around the horses and work -with- the horse for results, rather than forcing the horse to comply. ...

Photo of Kelsey Woolsey Kelsey Woolsey Student Practitioner ★ EC

Corvallis/Philomath/Albany Oregon


I have recently graduated from Oregon State University with a degree is zoology. My trimming experience consists of trimming my own horses for the last ten years and occasionally trimming a friend’s horse. I am a level 3 graduate of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program. My goal is to attend vet school and become a veterinarian, but I would not mind having a couple client horses to trim. ...