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Hoof Assessments

Are your horse’s hooves causing pain, discomfort, body soreness, or laminitis (acute or chronic)?

Is your horse’s current trim the best that it can be?

Will a better trim improve your horse’s health?

Hooves are an extremely important part of horse health care.

Hooves are an extremely important part of horse health care. Poor hoof balance and inappropriate trimming techniques frequently contribute to:

  • Laminitis (acute and chronic)
  • Navicular syndrome (diagnosed or not)
  • Circulatory problems
  • Pain and inflammation (often hidden)
  • Thrush and hoof infections
  • Abscesses

A poorly functioning hoof also causes joint and body soreness. Misaligned hooves frequently cause tendon and ligament issues that affect the shoulders, hips, and spine. Therefore, many horses diagnosed with arthritis actually have hoof problems, not joint problems.

In all cases of pain and inflammation, the right hoof care is absolutely critical.

We know from experience that the majority of horses out there have a variety of hoof problems that affect:

  • Comfort levels
  • Behavior
  • Performance

Unfortunately, most horse owners and equine health practitioners including many farriers aren’t sure what a healthy hoof should look like. They also don’t understand what kind of trim or hoof care each horse requires for a full recovery.

As a result, horses everywhere are experiencing long-term and wide-spread suffering and some of them are even losing their lives!

 

So we decided to do something about it..

We have created a variety of hoof care consultations to choose from to support your horses' hooves no matter what condition they are in.

All of our hoof care consultations are provided by Jessica Fobert, our specialized hoof health practitioner and qualified barefoot trimmer.

Meet Our Specialist, Jessica

For the last 10 years, Jessica has dedicated herself to hoof soundness. Jessica is certified with both the American Hoof Association and the Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners group.

She is the co-founder of an equine rehabilitation centre located North of Toronto, Ontario where she works with a variety of hoof problems and pathologies. She is also in charge of Barefoot Horse Canada, an organization that educates owners and other hoof care professionals on the importance of natural hoof care.

Jessica continues to be inspired by the horses she works with. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is watching them process the changes to their hooves during the trim as they begin to feel more balanced and comfortable.

“The moment they let out a deep breath, roll their eyes, yawn, blow, lick, or chew is when I know that they appreciate what I have done.”

Choose from our selection below and book today

The Basic Hoof

$99.95 per horse

The Basic Hoof assessment will give you clarity and understanding about your horse’s hooves. An assessment is the starting point for every horse owner that wants to ensure their horse’s hooves are getting the best trim possible. This option will assess all aspects of your horse’s hooves. It will tell you where the imbalances are, what is putting them at risk, and what needs to be corrected.

Yes please, I need to know this

The Recovery Trim

$375.00 per horse (includes 3 trims)

The Recovery Trim is designed to provide you and your horse with solutions and is intended to follow the Basic Hoof assessment. Now that you understand where your horse’s hoof imbalances are, The Recovery Trim will guide you through the process of correcting them under the supervision of an experienced hoof care professional.

Yes, I’m ready to take action!

The Optimum

The Basic Hoof + The Recovery Trims combined fee = $425.00 per horse (reg. price $474.95)

The Optimum package includes both The Basic Hoof option plus The Recovery Trim. This package was created to make sure you have all the help you need from assessment to recovery. Whether your horse needs outside guidance, a second opinion, or you just want to ensure you are providing your horse with the best trim possible, this package will help your horse’s hooves move forward on the right path.

I’m in, let’s do this!

The Whole Horse

$595.00 per horse

The Whole Horse will make sure all your bases are covered. Healthy hooves don’t just require a great trim, they also require good nutrition. Hooves are also important indicators about the internal health of your horse. And the healthiest horses require the best of both. This package is highly recommended if your horse is struggling with chronic health conditions such as immune problems, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, or laminitis.

Yes, my horse needs this!

Forging Ahead - Additional Coaching Sessions

$85.00 per trim

If you have purchased the Recovery Trim, The Optimum, or The Whole Horse you may want the extra support and peace of mind knowing that you are making the right changes at the right time. These coaching sessions are intended to ensure that your horse’s hooves stay on the right track. You can purchase as many sessions as you require however, they must be used within one year of your initial purchase of one of the three options above.

Yes please, I need the extra guidance
  • What Jessica's Clients Say

    Diane (Elmira, Ontario)

    I am filled with relief. My mare Red is SO much better fresh off a trim than I've seen her for a long time, so we are really making progress. Jessica's careful consideration and knowledgeable input certainly improved her comfort level in the feet. I am astonished most days at how far Red has come already! And this all turned around due to Jessica's trimming guidance and super holistic advice as well.

  • What Jessica's Clients Say

    Janet Grant (Hockley Valley, Ontario)

    Jessica is the best hoof care professional I know. She has been working with my 3 Paso Fino horses for a few years now. Jessica is never rough with the horses, always kind - they are always well behaved for her and seem to enjoy the time spent having their hooves trimmed. I have struggled in past with very challenging episodes of insulin resistance and laminitis. My horses are all doing well now, thanks to Jessica’s excellent care and great depth of knowledge.

  • What Jessica's Clients Say

    Cathy Turgeon (Prince George, BC)

    In January of 2020 we were contemplating euthanasia for our miniature horse, Louie, who was suffering form chronic laminitis. At that time, we contacted both Riva’s Remedies and Jessica Fobert. Jessica’s assessment and recommendations were very thorough, well laid out, and easy to follow, allowing myself and our local farrier to learn while bringing Louie back to soundness. Jessica was always accessible and willing to answer questions and go over things more than once if I needed. The fact that Jessica is thousands of kilometres away is of no consequence at all and I would highly recommend her. Louie is now sound, happy and living life!

  • What Jessica's Clients Say

    Brittni Friesen (Fort Saint James, BC)

    My pony's foundered feet needed an intervention and the conventional farrier methods were making the situation worse. Jessica was able to help me understand what was happening on the inside of her hooves and how to support healthier growth with the trim. Her explanations and marked pictures were so helpful. I would not have gotten my pony to where she is today without Jessica's patience and encouragement. I am very happy with the changes I've seen in my pony so far and will continue to use her services in the future.