Equine Podiotherapy is the maintenance and rehabilitation of the equine foot by the application of physiologically correct trimming which respect the role of orthopedics in sustaining lifelong soundness.
The equine hoof has been made by nature to function in a certain way, and I trim each hoof keeping this idea always in mind. My job as a hoofcare professional is to help your horse have the best hooves possible.
Servicing areas: SE South Australia & Western Victoria - Mount Gambier, Penola, Tarpeena, Glencoe, Millicent, Casterton, Dergholm, Wrattonbully, Edenhope and in between these locations.
PLEASE NOTE: I've recently returned to work after maternity leave and currently working 2-3 days per week with clients. I will try to do as much as i can on these days but please note that i may not be able to fit in new clients (depending on your location and availability).
Michelle Linke, Equine Podiotherapist (Dip. EPT)
Basic Trimming Guide for the Horse Owner
It's possible for the horse owner to help encourage good feet for their own horse/s. If a very basic maintenance trim is done every 7 to 14 days with a rasp we can ensure the hoof is kept in good shape all year round and limit the chance of pathologies. You can make a big difference for your horses' health by spending just 15 minutes on their feet each week.
I've developed this guide to help you and your horse, click on the link below to download a PDF guide (3 pages)
Out & aBOUT
The truth of the matter is that every horse should be able to get out and about without shoes, even those competing. Here are some examples of barefoot horses getting out and about.