I have enjoyed the process of becoming certified to be a practitioner through mentorships, webinars and case studies. Then over the last 2 years I have started building my skills as a teacher and have recently had the honor of being accepted by a group of my peers to be a mentor for the program I admire so much. The main reason I love PHCP is because there is no one person who we all have to learn from and accept one method of hoof care. Each of us follows similar principles and techniques but we all have our own specialties and styles that often correlate with our geographic region and our area of passion and expertise. I'm honored to be a part of that process for students and I look forward to learning from them as well!
I have always been driven to continue my quest for knowledge and I love the fact that hoof care is an ever evolving and changing field that allows me to continue to hone and refine my skills with every hoof I touch and every bit of information I take in. I always have horses and cases that make me question my knowledge and ability and it's through those trials that I grow the most. When I wonder, Am I worthy to be the person in charge of this horse's care? The cases where the vets and I are scratching our heads and trying out new techniques or revisiting tried and true methods until we find what clicks for that horse, those are the ones that spark my curiosity and keep me fresh and in the game!
I am heading into my maternity leave after Christmas with excitement for what the new year will bring. A new baby, a new role as a mom of 2 and a mentor for students hungry for answers and new questions to tackle. I look forward to the challenge and I hope to ignite and feed that spark in my students as I start booking mentorships in 2020!