Monica Meer The Natural Hoof uses a Holistic approach to horse care and is also an equine dentist!! She is very knowledgeable and has been trimming feet for 11+ years. Kit will need his first dental this spring & I'm very pleased with today's trim, so I'm glad I gave Monica a try.
Unfortunately, Kit also broke the camera after just a handful of not so great shots using the timer. So no photos of the trim. I'll try to get some in the next few days to post. But he was a happy camper after his hoofs were looking good again. I think he goes back to the pasture and brags to all the other horses..."look at my spiffy feet...and oh, don't I feel good after a bodywork and grooming." Not bragging...just saying...with a twinkle in his eyes.
His relapse we had in November, turned out to be an abscess, that Monica found. It has healed well and is not a concern now, but important to note and keep an eye out for future. There is so much to know about feet! Guess I'll be doing some (MORE) reading.
The only negative of the day was I got a good knee to the jaw at one point in the lifting process. Which just told me I was pushing too hard and needed to back up. Which...once my eyes stopped watering...I did. Happy to say patience and pressure points were much more effective in the requesting. Got to remember that for next time! Nothing broken, but I have a fat lip, tiny chip to 1 tooth, and suspect I may be a bit sore tomorrow. Lesson learned!