I just wanted to update everyone on a few new things I've tried out this summer and really like. The first is Hoof Armor. I've heard a lot about it on Pete Ramey's Hoof Rehab facebook page and the price was right so I decided to give it a try. So far, I really really really like it! I have been putting it on thin soled horses who are either just coming out of shoes or just need a little extra protection in turnout and ideally they are still ridden in boots. I'm offering this service for $10 per foot and it only takes about 5 minutes per foot to apply. I can even teach you how to do it yourself if you like!
I also am branching out beyond Artimud which is my go-to for thrush treatment. I heard about Pure Sole Hoof Mud from my colleagues in PHCP. It's an organic hoof clay that works similarly to artimud for treating fungal and bacterial hoof infections. It doesn't necessarily replace Artimud for everything but I am really loving it for use under glue on boots and shoes!
This summer has been a time of reflection and learning for me and my family about how much we are willing to give up for our jobs and how much we want to make sure we spend time together. I have found that I really need to have a good work-life balance to keep myself sharp and passionate about what I do and that means that I'll no longer be taking on new clients unless I loose someone. I will make an exception only for horses that are adopted out of Gerda's Equine Rescue and will live within my already established routes. I am so fortunate to have so many loyal and supportive clients now who I need to make sure I stay on top of my game for! Thank you all for understanding and I will be keeping a waiting list so feel free to contact me if you want to be put on it.
I hope everyone is having an amazing summer soaking in all the sun, staying cool and enjoying all of the joy and peace that horses and nature have to offer!