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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 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 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 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 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 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. ...