What is Equine Podiatry?
Equine Podiatry is the specialism and study of the equine distal limb (any and all structures and their functions below the knee and hock).
What does an Equine Podiatrist do?
A barefoot trimmer (with lots of extras!)
An Equine Podiatrist (EP) works with the owner in order for the horse to achieve healthy and high performing hooves. EP's apply non-farriery methods that involve trimming, rehabilitation and management.
For the horse to develop healthy hooves, all influencing factors must be analysed and adapted accordingly.
The entire health status of the horse is taken into account, anything and everything that may affect the horse is recorded.
For more detail on what happens during a visit see what to expect
We receive a high level of training that equivalates to a foundation degree, with a minium pass grade of 80%. A combination of theory, pratical assessments and case studies over two years. Continual Professional Development (CPD) is mandatory for every EP.
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EP's work with an extremely high level of professionalism and an aptitude to recognising the smallest change in the horse that may potentially be problematic.
EP's keep up to date records and photographs of each horse at every visit.
The owner is fully involved at all times and kept in the know with the whole aspect of their horse's foot care.
EP golden rule DO NO HARM
EP's recognise that the horse has the ability to heal itself and all methods are focused on this.
A good relationship between an EP and the owner is essential. Always making sure we are on time to appointments, easy to reach, never pressurising and open to be contacted any time.