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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Natural Balance Trimming...A new theory on an old practice.


Horse trimming and shoeing is a controversial topic with many horse owners, vets, and farriers. Sometime last year (after a great deal of research and talking to many others), I started investigating a more natural approach to my horse's feet. I am currently practicing natural balance and barefooting with my horses. elt me tell you, this is not an easy job--I am happy to be a librarian and not a farrier! Although I am stilll a novice, I see great differences in their overall hoof health and their physicall abilities. I am following the teachings of Gene Ovnicek, Jamie Jackson, and Pete Ramey (the photo is from Pete's website).

This evening, I was able to attend a lecture given by Gene Ovnicek! It was fabulous. I was abel to learn a great deal. Although I have his DVD and book, listening to him in person made such a difference to me. I am disappointed to say that I am unable to attend the hands-on portion of the clinic offered tomorrow and Sunday though--maybe next time.

I am thinking about setting up a hoof clinic with the Parelli's farrier, Jim Crew. I am hopeful for sometime next year. I believe that the attendees of this clinic will be interested.

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