A Student Practitioner is not yet fully certified by the PHCP. With the support of their mentors and colleagues, they can do an excellent job caring for your horse’s hoof needs, as they complete their training. As always, when choosing any hoof care professional, it is best to ask for recommendations.
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. I have a special interest in laminitis/founder and rehabilitation, and also a focus on equine nutrition.
I’m currently taking a limited number of new clients on a case by case basis.
For PHCP Students looking to do a mentorship: I am $150 for a 1 day mentorship. I can work with beginning students on trim basics on up to advanced students working with pathology.
Santa Barbara county.